Daily Archives: February 24, 2016
Lee Bullock cannot move most of his body, but he still does more with his time than many able-bodied people.
Mr Bullock became quadriplegic at the age of five after he was hit by a car.
He has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades, which he described as a “very long time to be sitting on your bum”.
But he does not let his wheelchair slow him down, spending his time writing songs and screenplays.
American insurance providers are being faced with an interesting health care debate: Should walking be considered a need?
At the center of this debate are exoskeletons — motorized devices that allows those with spinal cord injuries to stand upright and walk. So far, the ReWalk system is the only exoskeleton in the United States that has been approved by the FDA. However, it costs close to $70,000.
ReWalk announced that a commercial health plan will provide coverage for a personal exoskeleton system.