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Florida Scientists Develop Device To Allow People In Wheelchairs To Walk

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Scientists at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed a device that would allow people previously restricted by wheelchairs to stand upright and walk.

The exoskeleton’s operator, Mark Daniel, won a silver medal in the 2016 Cybathalon Powered Exoskeleton Race held in Zurich, Switzerland. The device weighs about 75 lbs. and costs $80,000 to produce.

The development team hopes one day to help Daniel achieve his dreams of hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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