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HARMONY is a  bimanual exoskeleton for the upper body. It’s been in the design and building process for the past five years, but now it’s been built in full form. (Courtesy, UT-Austin Dept of Mechanical Engineering)
HARMONY is a bimanual exoskeleton for the upper body. It’s been in the design and building process for the past five years, but now it’s been built in full form. (Courtesy, UT-Austin Dept of Mechanical Engineering)
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Rehabilitation after a health issue or accident can be a long and painful process. For people recovering from a stroke or spinal cord injury, the challenges are unique. One side of the body can be affected more than the other, and damage to the brain can also cause roadblocks to regaining movement.

But some Texas researchers have developed a new way to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients move again. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Laura Rice introduces us to HARMONY.

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  • Laura Rice, associate producer of "Texas Standard" and producer of "Morning Edition" for KUT. She tweets @LauraRiceKUT.

This segment aired on August 12, 2015.

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