Robotic device helps stroke victims walk
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Researchers are bringing a fresh sense of hope for stroke survivors.
Tests have begun on a wearable robotic device that can help them walk again.
One man who is testing out the device suffered a stroke that affected his speech and right side of his body. The device helps him move his body allowing him to walk again.
"It's a little bit like cruise control with a car. If you are trying to get somewhere and it adapts to the terrain that is in front of you up and down hills this will adapt to the patient's strength," said Darrell Musick.
This technology will help individuals after spinal cord injuries, stroke, and brain injuries.