Bionic Suit Gives Paraplegic Patients Hope of Walking Again

PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — It’s been over two years since Aaron Bloom was paralyzed in an accident.

Like 400,000 other Americans, Bloom lost the use if his legs because of a spinal cord injury.

But Ekso Bionics has new technology that’s giving hope to anyone confined to a wheelchair.

Ekso’s bionic suit is giving paraplegic patients new hope of walking again.

Huntington Hospital in Pasadena is the first hospital in Southern California to have the Ekso device. They’ve had it since September, and that’s when Aaron began his ascent.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done, and improvements to be made,” said physical therapist Michael Parkinson.

But, this is one giant step for mankind.

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