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Toyota’s New Robot Helps Paralysis Recovery

Robotic leg helps victims recover more quickly.

by on Apr.13, 2017

Toyota's Welwalk WW-1000 uses a robotic leg brace to help partial paralysis sufferers with their rehabilitation.

Toyota’s latest model introduction doesn’t shatter any speed records, offer industry leading fuel economy or come some unique color with “pearlescent” in the name — it is a wearable robotic leg brace that helps partially paralyzed people walk.

The device is named the Welwalk WW-1000. It’s composed of a motorized robotic frame that a person wears from the knee down. It’s used in concert with a specialized treadmill that can support the weight of the rehabbing patient. The system can be controlled by medical staffers using a touch screen.

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The automaker worked with Fujita Health University to develop the device, which is designed to be worn on one leg at a time. Its focus is on improving mobility for a person who suffers from paralysis on one side due to a stroke or other similar issue. (more…)