A leg-up for those learning to walk again

A model showing how the Welwalk WW-1000 robot, developed by Japan's Toyota Motor Corporation, helps in flexing and extending the knee while she walked on a treadmill at a media preview in Tokyo yesterday. Toyota will launch a rental service for the W
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A model showing how the Welwalk WW-1000 robot, developed by Japan's Toyota Motor Corporation, helps in flexing and extending the knee while she walked on a treadmill at a media preview in Tokyo yesterday. Toyota will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot later this year. The robot is designed to help in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower-limb paralysis as a result of stroke and other causes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2017, with the headline 'A leg-up for those learning to walk again'. Print Edition | Subscribe