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Father builds robotic exoskeleton to help his disabled son walk

By Reuters
01 August 2021   |   1:42 pm
"Robot, stand up" - Oscar Constanza, 16, gives the order and, slowly but surely, a large frame strapped to his body lifts him up and he starts walking. Fastened to his shoulders, chest, waist, knees and feet, the exoskeleton allows Oscar - who has a genetic neurological condition that means his nerves do not send enough signals to his legs - to walk across the room and turn around.

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