Man “walks” again - level 2

Man “walks” again - level 2

16-09-2015 07:00

A man fell from a second-storey window and the fall paralysed him from the waist down. Scientists treated the Irishman with robotic step training and stimulation of his spinal cord in Los Angeles.

The scientists said that he was able to control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in the robotic suit. The man is the first person with complete paralysis who can work the robotic suit.

The scientists, however, do not call it walking because he needs the robotic suit to do it.

Difficult words: storey (floor), treat (to help a sick/injured person), spinal cord (the long line of nerves which is in your back that connects your brain to your body so you can move).

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