Paralysed woman walks with robotic skeleton - video

By Updated at 2014-06-01 17:32:28 +0000

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Sophie Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down when she was 18, tries out a robotic skeleton which has allowed her to walk for the first time in 11 years.

The machine, called Rex, is being made available in the UK after being used for paralysed people in the US and New Zealand. Morgan says 'having the opportunity to stand and walk again is the stuff of dreams"

Now, with the help of Rex Personal, Sophie is able to stand and walk again.

Rex is built to support the body in an upright position and can walk and climb stairs safely without the aid of crutches.

Miss Morgan said: "The exoskeleton is here, I'm having to reimagine myself and my life in a standing position."

Among the benefits, Miss Morgan lists being able to reach things on high shelves, sleeping better and being able to hug people while standing near them.