Rex Exoskeleton promises to change the lives of physically debilitated drastically. Fabricated by a New Zealand based technology company, Rex stands up as a viable contender against traditional wheel chair owing to its usability against the traditional armchair. Rex is a set of bionic legs which most importantly allows its users to self transfer themselves in and out without any external help. What makes it suitable for paraplegics is the fact that the exoskeleton can support full weight of the person making it easier to stand, walk, move sideways, go up and down steps and walk on flat hard surfaces including ramps and slopes. Rex would go on sale in New Zealand this year followed by an international launch in 2011. …Click here to read more
The Land Walker exoskeleton is a product of Japanese company sakakibara-kikai. Used mainly for product promotion and display, the intimidating weaponry fires nothing but harmless soft plastic balls. And with a top speed of just 1mph it’s not going to replace the wheel just yet.