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World's First Child-Exoskeleton for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
This frame helps children to walk and aims to prevent the setting in of sclorosis, which results from a loss of agility. The technology, which has been patented and licensed jointly by CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council) and its technology-based business unit, Marsi Bionics, is currently in the preclinical phase. The brace consists of long support rods that are adjusted to fit around the child's legs and torso. In the joints, a series of motors mimic human muscles and give the child the necessary strength to stand upright and walk. A series of sensors, a movement controller, and a battery with five hours of life complete the system.
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