A computer-controlled device that fits around the leg of stroke victim is helping speed the physical rehabilitation of patients as they relearn how to walk.
“I feel like I should be in the ‘Matrix’ movies,” one patient joked.
With the assistance of the device she walked up and down stairs at UCSF Mission Bay’s fitness center with remarkable fluidity.
“Usually I would stumble and my foot would be dragging,” Hoy said. “I feel like I’m working muscles I’ve been shying away from.”
The Tibion Bionic Leg has been named a winner in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2010 Conference and Exposition
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