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Like a real life Iron Man and X -- skeleton take a look at this big music is new technology to help paralyzed people.
Walk again doctor Marc Siegel went to mount Sinai to check it out.
Did you ever think you'd be able couldn't.
No but in my mind now is told myself that I work.
Even with a thousand doctors sometimes.
-- -- told myself and our own my son can remind me.
So I know -- back -- my feet.
Joining us now from the medical eighteen is doctor Marc -- so we want to get straight to this because this really is a medical miracle for so many folks all across the country.
Heather imagine what it feels like to be sitting in a wheelchair for years or on the bed and suddenly the next thing you know you're at eye level with someone again.
And many says that was a huge confidence builder for him -- changed his whole outlook on life and so how does this work how does it strengthen muscles well it actually started off with the military creating this -- that soldiers could.
Travel long distances with heavy backpacks.
And then the rehabilitation medicine doctors started using it it's an actual skeleton.
It doesn't put any weight on you with it it -- to your knees to your thighs it has motors it has.
Batteries it has a computer chip.
In a backpack that since two computer you initiated with your arms and then your legs move.
So it literally.
It creates a walking feeling.
And it's great for your circulation.
It actually is prevents clots it prevents wounds from forming its good for your heart it's good for your muscles and bones and right now though it's not available to everyone -- only available in in rehabilitation -- but doctor Greg -- Who is ahead of rehabilitation medicine mount Sinai calls this a game changer let's hear what he has to -- Technology.
Is going to be the breakthrough will allow them to -- back on the feet walkabout.
And and perhaps -- a lot stronger than we will see.
Of missiles from around the biology cellular based researcher in the governor's -- features across the world.
So how -- are we talking about this technology being available for everyone out there who could really use it.
Both the thirty centers are currently using it -- including Vanderbilt which has a real lightweight version and I think over the next year or two it's gonna start becoming available for home use.
But the course is a bit prohibitive another 10240000.
And you know we're talking about this I think over time.
With more and more people using it and with the technology getting perfected it's gonna get less expensive says someone sitting at home right now they should really give them hope right if someone is sitting at home -- -- -- paralyzed -- had a stroke.
Or -- the neurological condition where they can't walk.
This is in the future this technology names in the future great names near future doctor Siegel thank you so much of being a story tell us great -- anything you have you can't -- and.
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