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Robotic Legs Help Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Learn to Walk Again

HAL has recently been approved for spinal cord injuries, and is now in clinical trials for MS

Recently, the FDA approved HAL therapy for its use among patients with spinal cord injuries and it is in clinical trial for patients with MS. The device is giving individuals something that disease or injury may have taken away – hope. “Hope is a very important part of care delivery. We can’t be unrealistic, but hope is a very important thing,” said Dr. Jens Chapman, a spine surgeon at Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center. For Chapman, who has been treating patients with spinal injuries for many years, seeing them respond positively to moving under their own control was “a pretty remarkable thing to see.”