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Date: 10/14/10 09:00 AM

36 Responses to Bionic Legs Are Here

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Link: Bionic Legs Are Here - Berkley designed a commercially viable exoskeleton for paraplegics to actually walk!
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:08 am
    first question...how much will THIS cost....

    second question

    did anyone think what i thought at :51? no? ok...
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:11 am
    Wow. That is absolutely amazing!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:17 am
    I still prefer the I-Foot (By Toyota, not Apple)

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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:20 am
    baby steps toward an interesting future.
  6. Profile photo of APedersen
    APedersen Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:20 am
    thats amazing seams scary tho how do you control how fast or even when to walk?
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:22 am
    @ collegebound

    I went there, too. How could one not given the pose?
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    APedersen Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:23 am
    collegebound
    did anyone think what i thought at :51? no? ok.

    OMG IS IT SAD THAT I DID LOL!
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:37 am
    collegebound said- "did anyone think what i thought at :51?"

    Yes. Yes I did, and I know I should feel shame...but I dont.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:48 am
    so, you could put these on one of those sex-robots, program it, and get a lap dance at home! KEWL!

    P.S.
    @APedersen - I thought the same thing too.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 9:56 am
    if you ever wondered what pure joy and happiness is or looks like .....just look at the smile on her face when she is walking outside on the sidewalk ....she is beaming !!!!!
    Truly amazing ...the technology will only get better !!!
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 10:11 am
    I love to see those smiles.
  13. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 11:00 am
    Do you guys like this science stuff because i have a ton of it that I can link. I just figured that most of you IAB degenerates preferred faceplants...

    Glad to see people like this. I couldn`t help but smile through half the video.

    @CollegeBound
    Yes. Pretty sure every male, and quite a few females, did too.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 11:06 am
    Ok, I might not be the most difficult to move to tears, but 2:00-2:30, when she talked about her first steps with eLegs, that definitely touched me. ^^
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    blackout2587 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 11:16 am
    She moved her right leg with no hands at 0:15.
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    theorion Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    @Blackout2587
    Watch the video again - you will notice that she is using her right hand to move her right leg at 0:15.
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    October 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    No she moved her right leg with her right hand at 15 seconds blackout2587.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    So cool! I hope they can make it more widely available. Great therapeutic applications too. On another note, just last week (or the week before? err...) the first spinal cord injury patient was injected with stem cells. Hopefully the person gets some movement back, it will be exciting to follow that story too.

    @DickenMcHunt I`m a biology nerd so any science stuff that gets posted on IAB makes me super happy xD
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Pretty awesome. Hopefully they will be able to improve it so that it would require no upper body effort.

    "there is really NO such word as NO."... You just used it twice. *face palm*
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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    God, E-Legs is such a wh*re
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    I`m getting robot legs but It`s a tricky operation. 1+ internet to anyone who gets this reference.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    It was all going so well.. until the battery pack died, her alone on the mountain, when suddenly, without warning.. the lightning storm started...
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    jets4life Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Atlas, is it Grandma`s Boy?
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Thats cool!
  25. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    This isn`t new - I saw video of the first test subjects a couple of years ago. It`s controlled by shoulder movements, which is better than it first sounds because you normally move your shoulders while walking. The sensors on the harness detect your shoulder movement and move the exoskeleton legs accordingly. Very complex programming job and not perfect (hence the need for crutches or a walker) but it`s a clever idea well implemented.

    Must be hard to use at first though. You are essentially sending the same "walk" signals from your brain as you did before you were injured, so everything is telling you that you`re going to fall hard, probably on your face.

    I`d like to see information on how long one charge lasts. The lack of it implies that it`s a problem area. The exolegs must be powered and there are limits to how large and heavy the battery pack can be.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    Well this is a step forward. However IIRC there is a Japanese robotics company who already developed such; not just for the legs, but the entire body. You don`t need crutches to walk with it and you can carry a fully grown human up the stairs.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    dragoons....
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    October 15, 2010 at 12:37 am
    id like to see her tackle everest
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    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
    155 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 9:36 am
    I wanna see them walk without any assistance to the upper body (i. e. the double canes or the walker).

    Still tho this is a great step for these people!
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    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
    155 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 10:50 am
    I wanna see them walk without any assistance to the upper body (i. e. the double canes or the walker).

    Still tho this is a great step for these people!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Wow. Thats what Superman needed.
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    RVIsh Male 18-29
    251 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Heh, can you imagine if that HULC malfunctions while you`re using it, and dumps all 200lbs on your frame without warning?

    I can. And it looks an awful lot like a telescoping spine.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    why not just a motorized standing scooter controlled by a joystick or something..
  34. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    7068 posts
    October 16, 2010 at 6:33 am
    deathxtra,

    She explained. Muscle memory, muscle tone, circulation, digestion, access to restaurants and rambles alongside the rest of us. Walking.

    Hats off to everyone involved in this. Now that`s what technology should be doing.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    October 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    In terms of the hulc malfunctioning all you would need to do is have the payload ride the HULC frame and you should be fine in most situations. This is of course under the assumption that the joints don`t just collapse
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    MCSour_Lemon Male 18-29
    49 posts
    April 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    0:50 It looks like some kind of wierd fetish thing. D:

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