A 55-year-old woman ended up hanging on for dear life when a railroad bridge she decided to walk on despite several warnings started raising. She was a participant in a local Breast Cancer walk when this happened. She was holding on to the bridge, 22 feet in the air for over 20 minutes.
Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.
A chihuahua in Hawaii was born with only two legs, but through an incredible adaptation it was able to learn how to walk on it’s back feet. Watch as this adorable pup joyfully skips and hops around despite its disability. (Good luck not getting misty-eyed.)
On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.
These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.