Spinal injuries: Paralysed motorcyclist learns to walk again

April 14, 2023

Harold Price, 79, a motorcyclist paralysed in a crash and told he would never walk again, has taken his first steps with robotic legs originally developed for US soldiers. Harold’s determination combined with the technology and physiotherapy and rehabilitation support from Morello Clinic is the reason for his progress.

“The technology can help to pick up your feet,” said Morrello’s clinical director Jakko Brouwers, explaining how sensors in the robotic legs respond to the patient’s movements.

It means Harold can walk from one end of the clinic to the other, getting the repetitions needed to learn to walk again.

Read the full story by Paul Pigott on the BBC News website.