A man in China, Peng Shulin, that was tragically cut in half by a truck, is able to walk again thanks to a custom designed “bionic” lower half. It’s always nice seeing medgadgets bring a smile to people’s faces. Here’s more from Metro.co.uk:
Doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing found out about Mr Peng’s plight late last year and devised a plan to get him up walking again.
They came up with an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body with two bionic legs attached to it.
He has been taking his first steps around the centre with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame.
Mr Peng, who has to learn how to walk again, is said to be delighted with the device.
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