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Weekendamerica. Monty’s LIFESUIT: Science Fiction to Fact article repost

Repost of an article from 2008 related to an NPR story “It may not be glamorous, but it’s pretty cool. They hope to get enough funding to perfect the lifesuits and get them in hospitals by 2010 and ready for home use by 2015.”…. (click the title above for complete post)

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Watch KCPQ13 to Find Out About the LIFESUIT Robotic Exoskeleton

Watch KCPQ13 to Find Out About the LIFESUIT Robotic Exoskeleton

Monty Reed has been fascinated by robots since he was a little boy. Little did he know someday, he’d be building them himself. It was 25 years ago, as an Army Ranger, when Monty would begin his life’s work.

“This time my parachute was closed at 100 feet. I hit the ground and broke my

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LIFESUIT Robotic Exoskeleton sensors for LS15

LIFESUIT Robotic Exoskeleton sensors for LS15

The sensors I want to use are ‘absolute optical encoders’ and they run about $285 each.  For the LIFESUIT robotic exoskeleton to have redundancy I need 44 units.  For me redundancy is everything for safety sake.  I forces the robot to double check everything.  That is sort of an over simplified version of how it […]

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Suddenly Paralyzed While Mountain Biking by Monty K Reed

While mountain biking at the Snoqualmie Summit I felt a tingling in my left hand then the left leg and it was on a hill while I was pedaling up in the lowest gear.  My body fell forward and I caught myself with the left elbow on the top of the handle bars.  My right […]

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Gratitude Experiment

Gratitude Experiment

Imagine, you have to list three things you are grateful for everyday starting with the letter A and doing the whole alphabet.

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Biosynthetic Muscle Motors part 2

In the mean time the LIFESUIT is being powered by compressed air. When better power is developed hydraulics and electric actuators will be more of an option. With off of the shelf technology the LIFESUIT will enable millions of people to have mobility in the gym and at the local PT clinic.

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Blog: Bike Ride on the Shoreline Interurban Trail

Blog: Bike Ride on the Shoreline Interurban Trail As part of my rehab I am trying to ride my bike every day in the way that most people would walk or run.  When I woke up my right leg was hurting and the left leg was not working so well.  I had an appointment with […]

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Berkeley Bionics reveals eLEGS exoskeleton, aims to help paraplegics walk in 2011 repost

Berkeley Bionics reveals eLEGS exoskeleton, aims to help paraplegics walk in 2011 repost

It’s hailed as a “wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device,” and it’s expected to help out within the hospital, at home and elsewhere in this wild, wild place we call Earth. Initially, the device will be offered to rehabilitation centers for use under medical supervision, and can be adjusted to fit most people between 5’2″ and 6’4″ (and weighing 220 pounds or less) in a matter of minutes.

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An Eight Mile Bike Ride on the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood

An Eight Mile Bike Ride on the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood

This ride was great. I do not recommend it at night like I did because there are several portions of the route that are unlit. The night ride is particularly dangerous at the street crossings because of the posts that come up out of the ground.

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Man it was cold this morning and the furnace was not working.

Man it was cold this morning and the furnace was not working. Many paraplegics and quadriplegics know how cold we can get. Even though I have recovered most of my functions because I was an incomplete quad I still have painful cold spells with my left leg.

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