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New details now on a technological breakthrough that has incredible benefit for people who are paralyzed.
Doctor Mark Siegel is a member of the fox medical eighteen and a professor of medicine at NYU's -- -- medical center.
Doc thanks for joining us.
Shouldn't -- -- -- and this is great stuff in this holiday season we are looking at a miracle type treatment using a robot were paralyzed people can walk again.
-- visited mount Sinai hospital here in New York won -- thirty hospitals around the country that are experimented with this so called the act so skilled and -- 48 pound computer driven motor device.
-- caught -- with many -- -- a 34 year old who was paralyzed from the waist down -- a horrible car crash.
Many calls himself a test pilot for this game changer the -- so skeleton project he's thrilled to be back on his feet.
And he says the benefits go beyond the possibility of walking again.
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That is absolutely incredible so who came up with this actual skeleton.
Limited I was after the US military they said how we gonna take 200 pounds and put on someone's back and make it go across the desert in the answer was this robot.
It's a real but the real life Iron Man.
It uses to lithium batteries motors computer chips and a hand operated console the rehabilitation medicine people got ahold of it.
And now it is immediate potential for home use it's a friendly robot petty and it allows a paralyzed person to use arms and upper body to start the motion.
And then the function of the moving his legs.
Is left to the acts of skilled.
I talked to the chairman of rehabilitation medicine of mount Sinai in charge of the project doctor -- arson.
And he said years of research on chemicals and nerve growth factors for paralysis.
Haven't borne fruit.
Now they're being a -- -- by this dazzling new robot technology lets watch doctor ignores.
Is -- -- be the breakthrough -- allow them to -- back on the feet.
And and perhaps -- a lot stronger than we will see.
The missiles from the biology of these cellular based research in the mother's lap and interest across the world.
That it went down failures cost up to 140000.
Dollars for single unit that's a lot will insurance coverage.
But the potential upside here is huge and units like this may one day soon be available for paralyze patients everywhere.
Replacing many of the common uses of the wheelchair petty and future is now that hands and -- a ball.
-- technology instead of chemicals this is the wave of the future and he was such a happy person many said this changed his life.
Yeah I you could tell he said his confidence and everything we'll see what happens with the insurance doctor Marc Siegel registered otherwise you can't.
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