New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk - NBC 6 South Florida

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

A wearable robotic leg brace that can help partially paralyzed people walk was unveiled in Tokyo on April 12. 

The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorised mechanical frame that fits on a person's leg from the knee down. Patients wearing the robotic device can then practice walking on a special treadmill that can support their weight. It was designed by Toyota Motor Corp. along with specialists from Fujita Health University. 

One hundred such systems will be rented to medical facilities in Japan later this year, Toyota said.