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Berkeley, CA – home of the eLEGS

Berkeley, CA – home of the eLEGS
Photo by: Gabriel Doyle (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, everybody!

As I put the finishing touches on my Argentina access guide for next week, I just wanted to share an article from Time Magazine that means more good news for paraplegic travelers. Not so long ago, I posted about the ReWalk, a backpack-style hookup and prosthetic attachment that restores the ability to walk to some patients with lower body paralysis.

Now, there were some caveats about the ReWalk: at the time of that post, it was approved for institutional use only, and it was very, very expensive. Despite my hopes, I’ve not yet heard of any facility making a ReWalk available for travel purposes.

But then I found out about this … [more]