Scots teen in bid for 'life-changing' bionic legs

Scots teen in bid for 'life-changing' bionic legs

When Mark Sweeney was left paralysed from the waist down by an operation on his spinal cord, he and his family were left devastated.
Becoming a wheelchair user aged just 11, he was left angry and resentful, unable to ride his bike and play with his friends.
But now aged 18, the teenager is hoping to get back on his feet for the first time in seven years with the help of a "bionic suit".
And the aspiring actor hopes the life-changing kit could even help him land his dream role in the BBC's River City.
The technology is known as a ReWalk exoskeleton suit and it enables people with... read more

20 November 2017 in Health, Views: 48
Source: BBC

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