Tagged: Paraplegic

Superdad Ryan builds awesome ‘Ghostbuster Ecto-1’ for his paraplegic son

Superdad Ryan builds Ecto-1

Super dad Ryan Scott Miller is back with another marvelous Halloween costume for his 9-years-old paraplegic son Jeremy, who is suffering from ‘spina bifida’. It means he has not developed his spine properly in accordance to his age and he always needs his wheelchair to move around. Earlier, Ryan had built a cool ‘Star Wars Snowspeeder’ around Jeremy’s wheelchair. This time, it’s the Ecto-car featured in “Ghostbusters”. Jeremy is a big fan of Ghostbusters, so his dad thought it would be another special gift for him. Read More…

The cheapest and lightest exoskeleton suit guaranteed for worldwide acceptance

Suitx exoskeleton

Exoskeletons have come as a boon for paraplegics but most of them come at sky rocketing price that everyone cannot afford. Berkley-based company SuitX is about to change that notion with its $40,000 exoskeleton dubbed Phoenix. This exo-suit was designed for BMX bike rider Steven Sanchez who met with an accident and is paralyzed from waist down. The story imitated when Sanchez walked into SuitX’s office and after half-an-hour he came out in an exoskeleton which costs almost half that of other exoskeletons in the market like ReWalk.
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Teenager makes an easy-to-use wheelchair stroller for paraplegic mother

Wheelchair stroller

For 35-year-old paraplegic Sharina Jones from Detroid, Michigan using a conventional stroller to carry around her newly born baby was a major hassle. This is where 16-year old Alden Kane stepped-in and changed the way she used to carry her baby in her wheelchair. Sharina, who herself is a strong-willed individual helps deliver wheelchairs to disabled children who cannot afford it in developing countries, found herself in a situation where she needed someone else’s help to make a wheelchair-friendly baby stroller.
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Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicks-off FIFA World Cup 2014 in mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicks-off FIFA World Cup 2014 in mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

As promised a few months ago, the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil saw a very tech savvy start to the event as Juliano Pinto, a 29 year old paraplegic kicked off proceedings. At the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Juliano performed the official kick-off of football’s biggest extravaganza using the mind-controlled exoskeleton suit named as Bra-Santos Dumont (meaning Brazil and Alberto Santos-Dumont), and is developed by a team of researchers led by Brazilian neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis.
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