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Innovation of the day: Rex bionic legs

Rex bionic legsWho: 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.

A success?

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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