Crash victim walking in bionic suit
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Bionic suit helps paralysed people to walk again

People who have been paralysed are trying out battery-powered suits to help them to walk again.

Andrew Glenie, 42, from Sissinghurst in Kent, has been paralysed since injuring his spine in a motorbike accident in 1993.

He is being treated with the £100,000 exoskeleton at a clinic in Cambridge. The device, developed in America, has motors to help people stand up and then mechanically moves their legs.

  • 25 Apr 2012
  • From the section England