19:04 GMT17 January 2021
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    A new device called the Rewalk has been unveiled, giving fresh hope to those unable to walk.

    The Rewalk is a robotic exoskeleton that works in the same way as a set of legs and crutches.

    The device was unveiled at React, a spinal cord injury recovery gym in Dallas. 

    It’s the first FDA approved exoskeleton used for standing and walking.

    It also features an on-board computer system and motion sensors, which detect a shift in weight forward, prompting Rewalk to take the first step. A watch on the user’s wrist allows for communication with the device, telling it what movements should come next.  

    ​The Rewalk costs about $70,000 and must be approved by the potential user’s physician. A Rewalk trainer will then determine whether or not it will work for the user. 

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