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'A Joy for Him': Boy with Cerebral Palsy Can Walk, Play Using This Exoskeleton


The robotic exoskeleton helps children with cerebral palsy walk and play.

Credit: Claudio Cruz/AFP

Mexico's Association for People with Cerebral Palsy (APAC) plans to use the Atlas 2030 pediatric exoskeleton to help at least 200 children with cerebral palsy to walk, play ball, draw, and engage in other motion-based activities.

The device, developed by 2022 European Inventor Award winner Elena García Armada, is designed to support children aged 3 to 14 who lack thoracic control from the trunk to the feet.

APAC's Guadalupe Maldonado said the exoskeleton enables patients to achieve rehabilitation goals "in record time" compared to months with conventional therapies, and also boosts their morale.

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