Claire Lomas, paralyzed from the chest down, has completed the London Marathon, 16 days after it began. She was able to do it thanks to a ReWalk suit, which provides a motorized exoskeleton that allows the paralyzed to walk upright.
The suit has leg supports fitted with motorized hips and knees, a body harness, a backpack, and three hours of battery power. The user controls the lower body movement using crutches, while the unit’s backpack computer tells the legs went to take a step.
Here it is in action: