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Paralyzed UC Berkeley Student Walks for Graduation
Austin Whitney, a UC Berkeley student, was told he would never walk again after a car crash paralyzed him in 2007.  Fortunately, at UC Berkeley, mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his team have been developing bionic exoskeleton frames for more than ten years.  With the help of Kazerooni’s robotic legs, Whitney was able to walk across the stage for graduation.  The bionic exoskeletons have their limits, but they were able to achieve this one otherwise impossible feat for Austin Whitney. 
Read more: http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/articles/147102/20110517/paralyzed-ucb-student-austin-whitney-bionic-exoskeleton-robotic-legs-walk-commencement-day.htm

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