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Army’s Bionic Exoskeleton Puts Soldiers Back on Their Feet

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The United States Army began developing an exoskeleton to rejuvenate damaged legs in 2008, and soon, this technology will be available to all.

A soldier whose leg was damaged by bullets or blasts would make an appointment with Ryan Blanck, the creator of the exoskeleton, and have his leg cast in a mold. From that mold, Blanck would construct a carbon-fiber cast that fit around the injured leg. The cast let soldiers push off from the ground again, and with time and physical therapy, the vast majority of soldiers have regained full mobility, Blanck told Mashable

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