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Paralyzed man walks again with the help of an exoskeleton

Using the Indego exoskeleton that was built by researchers at Vanderbilt University a paralyzed was able to walk again. Michael Gore had broken his back after falling 12 feet to the ground and had had previously consigned to remain in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

I still remember how Professor X had the help of Shi’ar technology to allow him to walk when he brought his X-Men to confront Magneto, but it did take plenty of effort from him to use his vast mental powers to run the thing. Such a fictional setting has become reality this time around, thanks to the introduction of the Indego exoskeleton. The person wearing it as you can see above to walk around happens to be Michael Gore, who fell 12 feet to the ground at his work site near Atlanta, breaking his back in the process. Gore himself was consigned to remain in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, or at least he was informed as such. Gore, however, has had a reversal in fortune not through a miraculous healing, but because of the powered Indego exoskeleton, allowing him to stand up, walk, turn corners, and even climb a few sets of stairs.

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