Who: Richard Little and Robert Irving
Innovation: Rex bionic legs
What does it do?
The robotic legs allow someone who has been confined to a wheelchair to stand, walk and even climb stairs.
What problem does it solve?
It gives hope to those who have sustained spinal injuries that they may in fact walk again.
Auckland neurologist Richard Roxburgh told TVNZ last year that the Rex bionic legs will have immediate benefits for many of his patients, including mobility and improved social interaction and self-image. The legs will cost approximately $US150,000 and an individual assessment will be part of the decision to purchase.
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