When I first came across the exoskeleton suit all I could think about was this:
Could an exoskeleton suit mean that a wheelchair user could walk again?
Simple as that. I started this website because of that almost unthinkable possibility. So this site is not about the military applications – this is about the possibility of using exoskeleton suits to help people get out of their wheelchairs and walk.
The aim of ExoskeletonSuit.net is to become a key, non-commercial resource for exoskeleton suits, with news, views and input from people all over the world.
If you are a wheelchair user, or if you are close to someone who is, you’re probably wondering if one day you yourself could walk using one of these devices. I don’t want to create any false hopes here, just to present information to you as it comes to us. These suits are still very much in development.
Even if and when they become widely available commercially, the price could be high. Even if you can afford one, it is very likely that many wheelchair users will not be able to benefit from this technology because of their particular level or type of disability.
Having said that, nobody would be so much as contemplating the development of the exoskeleton suit for wheelchair users unless there was a chance of a positive result for enough people to make it commercially viable, so there has to be hope.
As I write this, it’s a particularly interesting time in the development of exoskeleton technology, with a significant amount of work being done. That’s another reason for the building of a resource like ExoSkeletonSuit.net at this time.
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