Health officials are looking into the cause of the illnesses and to see if it’s contagious. Some children have cold-like symptoms. Doctors aren’t sure if the illness is a virus or something else.
These days robots do everything from manufacture cars and computers to disable bombs. We’ve even seen them in the operating room. Now, robots are helping paralyzed people get moving again.
Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.
It looks like a body brace with a remote control and gizmos at the knees that resemble shotguns. It has motors and the hips and knees that provide the power necessary for someone to stand and walk.
Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand made his first public appearance since being paralyzed in a game against Army more than four months ago. LeGrand attended a “Laugh to Heal Comedy Fest Fundraiser” for him at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Saturday.
Krista Stanton had to put her career as an FBI agent on hold three years ago when a stroke paralyzed the left side of her body. Now she’s still facing major challenging, including things like opening a door.