Paraplegia

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wearable robot helps man walk again

      Amazing Vanderbilt research has designed a “wearable robot” that can be used by paraplegics to walk again. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer takes us on one man’s emotional journey to use the device, designed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, to take his first steps since a tragic accident. Read more here… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Wearable Robot

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Amazing Vanderbilt research you have to see to believe! How this “wearable robot” helps paraplegics walk! How winning a football game could influence who wins the presidency. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct. 31, 2012

  • Brian Shaffer wearing the Vanderbilt exoskeleton

    Advanced exoskeleton promises more independence for people with paraplegia

    A team of Vanderbilt engineers has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented degree of independence. Read More

    Oct. 30, 2012