Exoskeleton device gives paraplegics new legs

October 7, 2010 6:52:01 PM PDT
Berkeley Bionics unveiled a device Thursday designed to help those in wheelchairs walk again.

It's called eLEGS and it's a wearable, artificially intelligent device, that powers individuals with paralysis into standing and walking again, at speeds in excess of two miles an hour.

The bionic device weighs 45 pounds and the company says it has enough juice to run for six straight hours of walking.

Clinical trials begin next year at a handful of rehabilitation clinics, with a limited release at more centers late next year.