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New technology being tested at Spaulding Rehab Hospital enables paralyzed patients to walk again

9/27/2011

New technology that enables paralyzed patients to walk again is being tested at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH). The medical device, called eLEGS, uses robotic technology to push paralyzed patients to walk. Through external sensors and motors, the device helps coordinate steps. Tthe device is undergoing investigational testing at SRH and nine other rehabilitation hospitals. SRH piloted it on six patients last week and hopes to roll out use to the entire hospital next year.

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