Paralyzed Woman Completed London Marathon in a Bionic Suit

Sixteen days after the London Marathon began, 32-year-old Claire Lomas completed the race.

Before you think that's awfully slow, be assured that it's quite a remarkable achievement: See, Claire is paralyzed form the chest down and wore a bionic suit for the marathon race.

The £43,000 ReWalk suit she used for the marathon, designed by Israeli entrepreneur Amit Goffer, enables people with lower-limb paralysis to stand, walk and climb stairs through motion sensors and an onboard computer system.

A shift in the wearer's balance, indicating their desire to take, for example, a step forward, triggers the suit to mimic the response that the joints would have if they were not paralysed.

Link - via Gizmodo


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Congratulations to this lady on her accomplishment, but wouldn't this be considered an extension of a wheel chair? and would it be considered "her" crossing the line?
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I think the article needs a small correction - The ladies name is Claire Lomas, not Claire Thomas. She is raising money for the charity Spinal Research. She is a truly amazing woman.
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