Four years ago, Pablo Albisua Albizu’s life changed forever. Just after heart surgery, this former decorator suffered a stroke that left one side of his body paralysed. Along with undertaking hundreds of rehabilitation sessions, he also volunteered to test a new exoskeleton.
Developed by biomedical engineers, the exoskeleton is made out of aeronautical aluminium. It weighs 12 kilos and it has been designed to assist in the rehabilitation of patients like Pablo, who have suffered strokes.
And it worked, Pablo says.
“Before, when I went shopping in a car, we went around and around to find parking places as close as possible to the shops. And if I was not able to find one, I often just drove back home. I could not find the strength to walk even short distances. Now that has completely changed. I can even go to big shopping malls and I dare to walk around for a long time. That was simply not possible before. I was too tired.”
To read more about the exoskeleton go to: Exoskeletons help patients regain mobility | Euronews