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Technical aids: Robotic Exoskeleton (1st of 2)

Technical aids: Robotic Exoskeleton

Hayden Allen celebrates with a glass of bubbly while strapped into the Robotic Exoskeleton (REX). It was the world's first robotic legs and provided a new option for wheelchair users. It was developed by the Auckland based company Rex Bionics and launched in 2010.  

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Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Patterns of disability', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29446/technical-aids-robotic-exoskeleton (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Martin Sullivan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018