Help paralysed patients to stand and walk again

15th May 2013

With your support, paralysed patients being treated at the Northern General Hospital can stand and walk again with the assistance of the revolutionary exoskeleton suit.

This device is a motorised robotic suit that is secured to the patient's hip and knee areas which triggers movement that allows the patient to experience standing and even walking. The suit helps with rehabilitation and can reduce the degeneration of muscle and bone. It also prevents painful pressure sores from developing and improves the overall psychological wellbeing of patients. It is a life-changing piece of equipment that will make a huge difference to patients as no other form of rehabilitation enables their body to experience the sensation of walking. Take a look at the footage of one patient walking in the suit here and how he felt afterwards here. You can also listen to one of the consultants in the Centre describing the health benefits for patients of using the suit here. Please help Sheffield Hospitals Charity to raise £100,000 for the Spinal Cord Injury Centre so that Sheffield patients can benefit from using suit. If you would like to make a donation, text SPNL01 £3/£5/£10 to 70070 or visit sheffieldhospitalscharity.org.uk or call 0114 271 1351.

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