Devon Man Walks With Bionic Suit

An Exeter man who was left in a wheelchair after an accident is being helped to walk using a bionic suit.

23 year old David Follett is one of only three people in the UK to become a test pilot of Ekso, a bionic exoskeleton that allows wheelchair users to be able to walk again under clinical supervision.

 The Ekso, developed by Ekso Bionics in Berkeley, California, is a ready-to-wear exoskeleton that is strapped on over clothes and uses battery powered motors to lift people from the sitting position and mechanically move their legs. 

David was studying for his A levels in 2007 when he was struck by a car on Exmouth seafront.

He's worked hard to stay fit and because of this was suitable for the Esko.

He'll now be demonstrating the exoskeleton in Europe, Africa and Asia and has just returned from a demonstration in Turkey.

He's been talking to our reporter Wendy Buckingham CLICK HERE 

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