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    #16
    Originally posted by Barrington314mx View Post
    oh. i did not know this. well then yes, id want one. gotta be a pretty penny.
    After years of hype, testimonials, lab experiments and trials stem cells have proved to do nothing whatsoever so far in treating SCI .
    i think exoskeletons are a more pragmatic short term possibility in improving SCI life quality but affordability will be a problem.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Barrington314mx View Post
      is this the thing where you use your brain to move it? so wouldnt it need to "plug" into you somewhere? that sounds a little irreversible and scary.
      No. not at this point at least, maybe once they get off the ground they'll work on a version that is sip and puff controlled, or just go straight to the brain implant version.

      But to answer your question, it would be just as invasive as a power wheel chair.

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        #18
        I think these things would be pretty crap over uneven terrain which sort of defeats the purpose of getting out of a wheelchair.

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          #19
          Originally posted by peterf View Post
          After years of hype, testimonials, lab experiments and trials stem cells have proved to do nothing whatsoever so far in treating SCI .
          i think exoskeletons are a more pragmatic short term possibility in improving SCI life quality but affordability will be a problem.
          One hopes that manufacturing in quantity will bring the price down, but still cheaper than stem cells at this point and you know what you're going to get.

          I'm still 100% behind the embryonic stem cell solution

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            #20
            Originally posted by lurch View Post
            I think these things would be pretty crap over uneven terrain which sort of defeats the purpose of getting out of a wheelchair.

            At this point my goals are pretty modest. I'd be happy walking to the supermarket like my 80 year old grandmother.

            Hopefully there'll be plenty of incarnations but eventually we'll get to the wheelchair replacement version. Fingers crossed the the embryonic stem cell solution arrives first, but it's nice to have some options.

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              #21
              so a slimmer version of this?
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGw5D...layer_embedded

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