New technology gives hope to millions (and could lead to a windfall for investors)
Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan was left paralyzed by an autoimmune disease.
Each day was a struggle…
She was unable to walk, and confined to a wheelchair.
But her life changed for the better almost immediately when she began testing an emerging technology called an “exoskeleton” at her local VA hospital.
“There are so many things that I have missed by sitting in the wheelchair,” Hannigan, told CBS News.
Now she’s so agile with the apparatus that she walked a mile in the exoskeleton at a charity event to raise money for Hope for Warriors.
Then there’s Army veteran and Bronx resident Gene Laureano.
He named his exoskeleton “Harry.”
The father of four fell off a 20-foot ladder during a Manhattan construction job in 2001 and was paralyzed from the waist down at age 38. Sitting in a wheelchair all day long for 12 years had been a nightmare for him.
But after using an exoskeleton, he said…
“When I get in it and start walking, I feel normal like everybody else. It’s the greatest feeling to be eye-level with people,”
Today, Laureano walks at about the same pace at which you might take a leisurely stroll on the beach.
Jason Greiner caught wind of this exoskeleton technology and volunteered to test one of the suits.
Jason became a paraplegic after a motorcycle accident 6 years ago.
But within minutes of wearing the suit, he began walking upright on his own.
According to Jason…
“It was the impossible becoming possible”
Jason even shocked his wife and family when he walked down the aisle at his wedding.
A truly remarkable scene.
Lastly, there’s Michael Gore. Eleven years ago he fell 12 feet to the ground at his work site near Atlanta. His back broke, pinching off his spinal cord at the T10 vertebrae. Gore was confined to a wheelchair forever, told he could never walk again.
Even after a decade, Gore says, the inability to walk or stand up can take some getting used to.
But now Gore is walking.
Thanks to a powered exoskeleton, Gore can stand up, walk, turn corners and even climb a few sets of stairs.
These are just a few of the examples I’ve found.
All told, at least 4,000 people, many of them veterans, have had a chance to walk again using this device.
Which is why, considering the remarkable results…
The countless stories of men and women instantly regaining their mobility…
And its safety, ease of use and sophistication…
The FDA had no choice, and just gave this device the “green light” for both clinical and personal use.
But that’s just the beginning of this trend…
As you’ll learn in this briefing released by our team at technology advisory Breakthrough Tech Profits, the Pentagon is exploring widespread military applications of exoskeletons.
Inside, you’ll learn why mainstream adoption of exoskeleton technology isn’t a matter of if, but when. For one $6 stock detailed inside, it could also lead to a dramatic windfall in the days ahead.