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Pubudu
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Re: technology reach
Pubudu   3/31/2013 11:55:52 AM
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Another good example of a person with a high will power is "Nick Vujicic"  I thing that everyone should visit this site.

http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/

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Pubudu   3/31/2013 3:02:17 AM
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Exactly Charles, there is a strong will power with the people with some disabilities. And it will drive them to success; I believe that everyone will know this gays. Blade Runner

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/28/sport/olympics-pistorius-blade-runner



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Charles Murray   3/28/2013 7:33:05 PM
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I, too, understand Shehan's viewpoint, Liz. Losing the use of our legs is a pain that most of us can't fathom. At the same time, though, meaningful life can definitely continue. A friend of mine lost the use of his legs after a shooting and he subsequently made it through law school. He's now a judge and one of the most amazing people I know. I'm proud just to know him.

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Re: Technology that improves people's lives
Pubudu   3/28/2013 4:11:43 AM
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Exactly shehan these gadgets should user-friendly and hassle-free,

but believe that it should be cost effective and affordable to get the maximum impact from the innovation. What s the point of having such a thing and it cannot be affordable by the public. 

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Pubudu   3/28/2013 4:04:31 AM
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Yes mydesign, think about the disable people at the war, how many are there with disability after doing the lot of sacrifice for their countries. How nice if they can walk and joined to the work force again. 

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Charles Murray   3/27/2013 5:23:33 PM
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Agreed, Al. Much research effort has been invested in the idea of restoring the neurological use of lost limbs and, while that's important research, it's nice to see technologies that can offer solutions today, in our lifetime.

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Robots Walking
apresher   3/27/2013 2:16:35 PM
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Excellent article.  This technology looks like it has the potential to improve the lives of many people.  Would be interesting to learn more about the algorithms for "commanding" motion and how easy it is for patients to adjust to the exoskeleton system.  Thanks.

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Re: Technology that improves people's lives
Pubudu   3/27/2013 1:47:11 PM
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Elizabath Thanks for writing this article, This is the real usage of technology. I believe that technology should always use for add some values to the human life's. 

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Elizabeth M   3/27/2013 11:27:00 AM
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I do have to agree with you, Mydesign, even though I appreciate shehan's comments and understand what the point is. But while sometimes someone with an amputation or with paralysis (the latter being the case in this story) may feel like their life has no meaning in their darkest times, I agree, it's simply not true. And people like Chris in the article, through the use of technology like Ekso, are showing how technology can help restore people's lives back to the way they were before they suffered paralysis or something that took away their ability to walk.

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Elizabeth M   3/27/2013 11:20:15 AM
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Thank you, Chuck. Yes, it seems more than practical for an exoskelton to be used in this manner and I'm glad Ekso has commercialized it. I'm sure a lot more can be done with the right investment in research and development.

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