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David lives with cerebral palsy. With this robotic suit, he’s able to walk – SBS News

Saturday, 22 October, 2022

David lives with cerebral palsy. With this robotic suit, he’s able to walk – SBS News

Wearing a robotic exoskeleton designed specially for children, an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy walked through a therapy room in Mexico City, smiling triumphantly at the once-unthinkable feat.

David Zabala uses a wheelchair due to his neurological condition, which also left him deaf and reliant on sign language.

But thanks to the Atlas 2030 exoskeleton, which won its creator a European Inventor Award this year, he was able to walk and stand in front of a mirror where he drew smiling faces with coloured pens.

Read more at: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/robotic-suit-gives-paralyzed-children-gift-of-walking/xv4m1cf2j

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