Startup Creates Bionic Clothing To Help People With Cerebral Palsy
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Patricia Allen vividly remembers the “glorious moment” last summer when she strolled on a North Beach sidewalk without having to focus on the laborious process of lifting, swinging and lowering her left leg, which has suffered from hemiparesis, or weakness, since a stroke in 2019.
“It was a Tinkerbell feeling; surreal, as if the sun was shining just for me,” she said. “It was a feeling of freedom and independence. It was something wow.”
Allen was able to walk with fluidity thanks to the Cionic Neural Sleeve, a leg sleeve embedded with sensors that monitored her movements and electrodes that stimulated her muscles to activate as needed.
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