Four days after she started, Britain’s Claire Lomas completed the Great North Run on Sunday – using an Israeli-made bionic suit to help her walk.
Claire Lomas, 36, was paralysed from the chest down after a riding accident in 2007. Despite the physical obstacles, as well as being 16-weeks pregnant, Lomas used a bionic pair of legs – the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
The ReWalk suit uses lightweight braces to help rotate joints and a series of sensors to allow users to control movement with their upper body. The suit requires wearers to use crutches for balance and Lomas’ husband Dan gave her a guiding hand too.
Claire Lomas completes Great North Run using Israeli bionic suitWOW!!! Paralyised (and pregnant!) Claire Lomas completed Sunday’s Great North Run using an ISRAELI-made bionic suit known as ReWalk
Well done Claire! #loveIsrael
Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
It isn’t the first major achievement of Claire’s. In 2012 she lit the Paralympic cauldron again aided by the Israeli-made ReWalk. She also made history and inspired millions around the world by completing the London Marathon in 2012, becoming known to many as ‘Bionic woman’.
This breakthrough invention uses a motorised brace that helps paraplegic people walk and even drive a car.
The Rewalk: Israel’s contribution to medical science – 2 of 7WATCH this amazing Israeli invention, ReWalk, in the second of a series of clips on our Facebook page this weekend highlighting Israel’s contribution to medical science.
This week a group of 71 British doctors began to exert pressure on the World Medical Association (WMA) to revoke the membership of the Israel Medical Association (IMA).
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Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Friday, January 22, 2016
Through technological advances, extensive research and a desire to bless the world, Israel is changing lives through some amazing medical innovations and developments. Click here to read about just a few of the latest contributions Israel is having in medical science.