In this edition of Feel-Good Friday a dog risks its life to save another dog. Jessica is the youngest and probably cutest affirmation guru I know. A paraplegic skier walks again thanks to bionic exoskeleton.
Dog Risks Life In Rescue
This isn’t new but it’s bizarre and cool.
Jessica’s Daily Affirmation
This isn’t a pitch for all of us to do what Jessica is doing but I’ll tell ya what – we could and DO a lot worse.
Paraplegic Skier Walks Again – Thanks To Bionic Exoskeleton
The Ekso device – so named because it resembles an exoskeleton – helps the wearer walk of their own accord, by picking up small upper body movements and translating them into strides.
Amanda Boxtel, who was paralysed from the waist down in a 1992 skiing accident, demonstrated the ‘bionic legs’ on Friday for the first time in Europe, at the London International Technology Show.
She described the technology as “life changing”.
The project was originally funded by the American military interested in giving soldiers superhuman strength and ability on the battlefield, said Eythor Bender, chief executive officer of Ekso Bionics, based in Berkeley, California.
But about five years ago the developers realised the legs had “huge potential, especially for people with spinal injuries”.