PIX 11 – November 19 The ‘Bionic Man’ Shares his Inspiring Story of Determination to Walk Again – Kori Chambers
In 2007, architect Robert Woo was paralyzed from the hips down, after being crushed under seven tons of steel. The father of three was told he’d never walk again. But, he proved everyone wrong. In fact, just this weekend, he walked one mile in Riverside Park, thanks to the help of a bionic suit. “The suit has motors at the hips and knees, and a computer processor and batteries in the backpack. The walking movement is triggered by making a weight shift over one leg, not unlike the way we normally walk,” said Alan Kozlowski, MD, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Dr. Alan Kozlowski, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai