HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Robot Helps People Walk Again

NO RATINGS
< Previous Page 2 / 2
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: technology reach
Elizabeth M   3/27/2013 11:17:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Thank you, Tim! Yes, it is amazing to think how quickly someone's life can change so drastically, and a good reminder for all of us, in whatever we're doing, to pay attention. Accidents beyond our control can always happen, of course, but many can be avoided. I enjoyed talking with Chris, the man in the article, because he had such a positive and determined outlook about his life even after his accident, and is handling his paralysis with grace and perseverance.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: technology reach
Elizabeth M   3/27/2013 10:58:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, shehan, this is what I like most about covering these types of technologies. I am fortunate enough to have all of my limbs and to be in good health and I enjoy surfing nearly every day, so I can only imagine what it must feel like to not be able to do something you love so much, or even walk. So i think these are the types of technologies that companies with the money and expertise should focus more on, not on technologies for war. But that is just my opinion. That said, i am glad to see a military technology being used for something like this.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: technology reach
Mydesign   3/27/2013 12:47:31 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"a person with an amputated leg has no meaning in life, they feel they are already dead. We are talking about bringing back a life. It's good to see technology making someone walk again. "

Shehan, it's a wrong statement. Still they have a hope in their mind and these types of technologies will help them to walk or travel as they like.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Self walking mechanisom
Mydesign   3/27/2013 12:45:31 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Elizebeth, very interesting innovation. I think this will be very helpful for physically disabled peoples, especially with paralyzed patients.

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: technology reach
NadineJ   3/26/2013 11:32:03 PM
NO RATINGS
@shehan-I'd disagree with that statement.  I've met several amputees who don't feel that way at all.  Many have a better outlook than most with both arms and legs.

What brought you to that conclusion?

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: technology reach
shehan   3/26/2013 10:27:01 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth – a person with an amputated leg has no meaning in life, they feel they are already dead. We are talking about bringing back a life. It's good to see technology making someone walk again. 

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: Technology that improves people's lives
shehan   3/26/2013 10:23:26 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth – It's nice to see how technology has helped mankind. The human body is a complicated machine, if a robot could be a part of it that's a great achievement. Medical and technology needs to both go hand in hand to make the device user-friendly and hassle-free.

Tim
User Rank
Platinum
Re: technology reach
Tim   3/26/2013 7:49:31 PM
NO RATINGS
This is a great article seeing technology help people's lives. It is like the power suit in Aliens. It also reminds you to constantly stay safe when working. A small misstep can change your life forever.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: technology reach
Charles Murray   3/26/2013 5:51:37 PM
NO RATINGS
What a wonderful article and great example of technology trickledown. It was almost inevitable that research work on defense exoskeletons could be used in this way. Let's hope the research work continues, and companies like Ekso can keep developing the technology for uses such as this.

CLMcDade
User Rank
Gold
technology reach
CLMcDade   3/26/2013 4:33:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth,

Great article.  And fantastic to see the technology actually helping someone real in the present, as opposed to being a "futuristic thing" as Tagatac himself called it.

The spread of technology from the US defense and space R&D efforts are incredible and have changed all of our lives in ways that most people don't realize.  I think this reality is what is most scary about our Congress cutting back funding somewhat indiscriminately (well, threatening to cut back in theory, for the foreseeable future) - a lot of this research will not/cannot happen in the private sector.

 

<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Just how far has handheld gaming technology come? Let's take a look inside the Nintendo 3DS XL and find out.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Software developers beware: Your open-source components may not be secure.
For companies that have gone into corporate venturing, sponsoring and nurturing startup companies, the subsequent IP transfer is tricky.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service