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Exoskeleton Allows Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy to Walk


In this CSIC video, learn all about the new exoskeleton designed specifically to give children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) a chance to stand and walk. The innovative new product was unveiled in Spain.

Long-term exercise was found to benefit mice models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), providing important clues for designing rehabilitation programs in patients.

The Spanish National Research Council, in partnership with Marsi Bionics, created what they believe is the world’s first telescopic apparatus that can be used by children from the age of three all the way through to 14. The device offers a therapeutic effect and gives children a better quality of life.

Here are eight notable people who have spinal muscular atrophy.

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One comment

  1. Kim dolinski says:

    This couple be potentally a marvelous breakthrough things with this debilitating desease. Fantastic look forward to seeing for in the short future

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