The military is focusing on robotic skeletons to help paralyzed soldiers walk again. The exoskeleton is a wearable robot that allows a wheelchair user to stand up and walk. It could be a game-changer for anyone who is a paraplegic.
There has been a lot of focus on artificial and robotic hands and legs that move via brain waves. The costs are astronomical and the success rates only minimal. It’s always a custom job with a very long rehab to retrain someone’s brain to use it.
This is a game changer because it can be mass produced and does not need the same level of training or expense long term. It just goes to show that if we can think outside the normal boundaries defined by society and our preconceived notions, there’s always a better solution waiting for us.