Wearable robots could help people with multiple sclerosis – Med-Tech Innovation

The MS Society has committed to raising nearly £40,000 to support Dr Siva Nair and his team at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, who will examine how powered exoskeletons – or robotic suits – might improve physical fitness in people with mobility issues caused by MS.

MS damages nerves in your body and makes it harder to do everyday things like walk, talk, eat and think. Research suggests people with MS should do moderate exercise for 30 minutes, three times a week. But many find this difficult due to symptoms caused by the condition.

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