Business briefing— Global


A firm that makes exoskeletons for people with paralysis, a Filipino fast-food chain and other news of enterprising endeavours.


Positive steps - US [ROBOTICS]

Over five million Americans are said to suffer from some form of paralysis, and this market is now benefiting from a sci-fi-worthy breakthrough. A Richmond, California-based company called Ekso Bionics has developed an exoskeleton that patients can strap to their lower bodies, enabling them to walk. The machines are the first of their kind without tethers to a power supply.

“It’s simply a wearable robot,” explains the firm’s CEO Eythor Bender, an Icelander who previously worked at the company that created the Cheetah…


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