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Robotic Device Helps Paralyzed Groom Walk the Aisle

Monday, 20 October 2014 03:43 PM

A New York man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a boating accident three years ago was able to walk down the aisle at his own wedding over the weekend with the help of a robotic "exoskeleton."
 
Matt Ficarra was able to walk and stand during the wedding ceremony in suburban Syracuse on Saturday with the help of the battery-powered device called an Ekso, which is helping paraplegics regain the ability to walk with assistance, Fox News reports.
 
He has reportedly been driving to a rehabilitation center in Allentown, Penn., weekly since April to practice walking with the Ekso.
 
Ficarra broke his neck in a boating accident in 2011. He married Jordan Basile in the ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel in DeWitt.

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