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Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Get Vets Back On Their Feet

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Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Get Vets Back On Their Feet

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Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Get Vets Back On Their Feet

Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Get Vets Back On Their Feet

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Several bio-tech companies are developing exoskeletons that give people superhuman abilities. These robotic suits are also doing something simpler: They're helping people who are paralyzed, including many veterans, stand up and walk. As Erin Toner of WUWM reports, the technology helps improve patients' mental and physical health, but it's far from changing their lives entirely.