Today’s ‘Positive and Optimistic Sunday’. I’m acutely aware I have many reasons to count my blessings. One of them is that I’m not paraplegic – and neither is any of my family or friends. Being paraplegic’s distressing for several reasons – especially being physical dependent, being wheelchair bound (and thus at a lower level than everyone except small children), and (apart from the relatively few cases of temporary paraplegia) with zero likelihood of standing tall and walking again. Enter Argo Medical Technologies  – a small tech company in Haifa, Israel. Argo invented and refined ReWalk™  – a wearable, motorized quasi-robotic suit. Partially concealable under clothing, ReWalk™ provides user-initiated mobility – leveraging advanced motion sensors, sophisticated robotic control algorithms, on-board computers, real-time software, actuation motors, tailored rechargeable batteries and composite materials. In summary ReWalk allows paraplegics to stand tall – physically and figuratively – and, as shown in this must-see video , to walk (albeit using forearm crutches) . It’s a superb invention which will hugely improve the lives of many paraplegics world-wide. No doubt at all. How positive and optimistic is that. Good on you, Argo. You’re geniuses.
I am 64 years old, a sheep and goat farmer, and a consultant physician. Farmdoc's Blog is a reflective narrative of my past life; my present life as a farmer, doctor, relative and friend; and my life as a citizen of Mole Creek, Tasmania, Australia and Planet Earth.