“Miracle in a Box” – Helps Paraplegics Walk
A new device is changing the lives of thousands of Americans who have lost the ability to walk.
The WalkAide is about the size of an iPod and uses technology similar to what makes a Wii videogame work. It sends electrical impulses to the nerves and muscles of the lower leg, enabling its user to pick up hir or her foot. The WalkAide can restore mobility for people with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries, according to “Early Show” correspondent Dr. Debbye Turner Bell.