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Austin Whitney, a UC Berkeley student who was paralyzed in an auto accident four years ago, walked across the stage at his commencement ceremony using the "Austin" exoskeleton, developed by Berkeley's Prof. Homayoon Kazerooni and his team of mechanical engineering students.
Video produced by Roxanne Makasdjian, UC Berkeley Media Relations
For full story: *******newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/05/14/paraplegic-student-stands-walks-at-graduation/
Berkeley Bionics™, designs and manufactures lower extremity exoskeletons to augment human strength and endurance during locomotion. Berkeley Bionics exoskeletons increase wearer's strength while decreasing their metabolic cost of walking. The company is also attacking the technological barriers to a practical, affordable exoskeleton for civilian and medical applications, particularly to assist patients with neurological or muscular mobility disorders. These powered human exoskeletons would allow their wearers to walk upright without the strain and muscular effort required by today's unpowered orthotic devices.