Mechanical Miracles [Photo Gallery]

May 17, 2017
Robotics are changing the world of work and the lives of those who use them.

When UC Berkley Professor Homayoon Kazerooni arrived from Iran to America in the late 1970s, he had just a few hundred bucks in his pocket. He also had big dreams.

Those dreams have translated into an invention that allowed people to walk again after paralyzing accidents and illnesses. Called the eLEGS, the device was a medical exoskeleton that restores the ability of paraplegics, MS patients and stroke victims to walk.

The technology he helped pioneer now is entering the workplace, and eventually could help reduce musculoskeletal injuries for workers.

Read more about Kazerooni and his robotics in "The Mechanical Miracleworker."

About the Author

Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the former content director of EHS Today, and is currently the EHSQ content & community lead at Intelex Technologies Inc. She has written about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990.

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