Drake Center

Paralysis
5:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Paralyzed people are walking with robots at Drake

Kevin Moeller is ready to walk with the Exoskeleton.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU


This is what actor Christopher Reeve dreamed of... a bionic machine that helps paralyzed people walk. Drake Center is one of 20 facilities in the world to have an Exoskeleton. It is kind of like a backpack with leg and foot support.


Therapists program the parameters and paraplegics can walk slowly. For 29 year old Kevin Moeller, who's been in a wheelchair ten years, it gives him new freedom and the ability to have his natural height of six foot.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Paralyzed people can walk thanks to wearable robot

Kevin Moeller walks with the help of the Exoskeleton.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

This is what actor Christopher Reeve dreamed of... a bionic machine that helps paralyzed people walk. Drake Center is one of 20 facilities in the world to have an Exoskeleton. It is kind of like a backpack with leg and foot support. Therapists program the parameters and paraplegics can walk slowly. For 29 year old Kevin Moeller, who's been in a wheelchair ten years, it gives him new freedom and the ability to have his natural height of six foot. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."