Real-life ‘Iron Man’ robot exoskeleton suit lets paralysed kids walk for first time

Robot-exoskeleton-gives-paralysed-kids-chance-to-walk-for-first-timeThis robot exoskeleton will give paralysed children the chance to walk for the first time.

The 12kg aluminium and titanium device is similar to the suit worn by Tony Stark, in the Iron Man movies starring Robert Downey Jr.

Has been designed by Spanish scientists to help youngsters with mobility problems and degenerative conditions all over the world to have some autonomy.

One of these children is five-year-old Alvaro, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and has always had to use a wheelchair.

Shortly after the prototype was first presented, the little boy was given the opportunity to try out the patented experimental technology.

He talked about his dreams of one day being able to “play football” and “go to school alone”.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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