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ReWalk Changing Outlook for Paraplegics, and Possibly Giving Mr. Treadmarkz an Attitude Adjustment…

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by Treadmarkz

Here is a story about the next big thing in technology for paraplegics who dream of one day walking. It is called the ReWalk, a robotic system worn on the legs allowing a paraplegic to stand upright and “walk”. The only thing about it that concerns me, and in fact turns me off, is the “humming”. It seems to me that this would make me feel more like RoboCop than a human being. It seems to me that I feel much more like a human being just being in a wheelchair.

Don’t get me wrong, I am glad that science is at least headed in the right direction on this one. Or that they are headed in any direction, for that matter. There will come a day…

But I still say I wouldn’t be interested. Even less interested than if someone came to me and offered a magical cure that would allow me to walk completely unaided. I say now that I would not be interested in such a miracle cure, but somewhere deep inside me, after seeing this invention, I am starting to doubt how steadfast I would be in that, if you want to know the honest truth.

Keep working on it, ladies and gentlemen. I salute you for your effort.

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