New Hope For Spinal Patients


Published 01/30 2014 10:55AM

Updated 01/30 2014 11:16AM

(WBAL)  A new piece of medical equipment is giving stroke and spinal-cord injury patients new hope by making it easier and safer for them to learn how to walk again.

The Vector Gait and Safety System is a robotic trolley system attached to a track on a ceiling with an attached harness that holds the patient.

"You don't have to be afraid. You can let go, and you're not going to get hurt, so you're not afraid to use your muscles. You can take a chance," said patient Louie Quiambao.

Quiambao is on the path to recovery. He's learning how to walk again after having what doctors called a spinal stroke in 2010 that left his legs partially paralyzed.

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