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Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on a person's leg from the knee down. The patients can practice walking wearing the robotic device on a special treadmill that can support their weight.One hundred such systems will be rented to medical facilities in Japan later this year, Toyota said.The university joined with Toyota in developing the device.Previously, Toyota has shown robots that play the violin and trumpet.The company also has an R2-D2-like machine, called the Human Support Robot, whose mechanical arm can help bed-ridden people pick things up.
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