Learning to Walk Again With the Rex Bionics Artificial Walking Device, the Latest Development in Medical Bionic Exoskeletons

23 May, 2014

Rex Bionics has taken advantage of recent advances in bionic exoskeleton design to create an artificial walking device designed to allow those with spinal cord injuries to stand and walk again. At the moment, their Rex T4 robotic walking device is being field tested by two spokespersons – presenter Sophie Morgan and Jarard Pearce. What the machine is able to do is quite remarkable.

Sophie-Morgan - Rex T4 robot legs

(Video after the break.)

The Rex T4 seems to be on track as the first bionic exoskeleton to reach the market and general medical use. This would make them the standard to beat for all aesthetic and technical improvements to come for this technology. While exoskeletons are not quite at the practical level of Elysium or Edge of Tomorrow yet, those depictions of exoskeleton technology no longer look so far-fetched.





Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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