Robotic Suit Could Help Paraplegics Walk

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•42 Oct 16, 2012

According to its NASA creators, a 57-pound robotic exoskeleton developed to keep astronauts fit on a possible future mission to Mars could also be used on Earth to give paraplegics the ability to walk again by assisting movements and keeping the wearer stable. What do you think?

  • “Wait, what about normal guys like me? Do I still have to use my stupid old legs?”

    Peter Polkes –
    Ice Cutter

  • “It’s amazing to think that, with all these advances in technology, soon every paraplegic will be able to crush any able-bodied person.”

    Cheryl O’Shea –
    Payroll Clerk

  • “Sorry, quadriplegics. Your lives will still be very difficult.”

    Paul Hinselwood –
    Talent Director