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iCandy: Pairing People With Processors

This month's edition features robotic pants that make the lame walk, an electronic eye embedded in the back of a man's head, and a walking Internet billboard

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Photo: Oded Balilty/AP Photo
ReWalk robotic pants, which allow paralyzed people to stand up, walk, and even climb stairs, will go on sale this month. The device, from Argo Medical Technologies, in Yokneam, Israel, was invented at the behest of an Israeli entrepreneur who was paralyzed in a car crash in 1997. It uses a suite of sensors to determine a user’s intentions and electronic motors to carry them out.

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