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Wheelchair-bound Ajit Jogi to get robotic legs

March 04, 2012 16:10 IST

Senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, who has been wheelchair-bound since a road accident in 2004, may be able to walk soon again with the help of robotic legs.

A team from Rex Bionics of New Zealand will be visiting him at Raipur on March 16 to enable him use this contraption, he said on Sunday.

He would be the first Indian to use it, Jogi said.

According to Jogi, the contraption uses advanced robotic technology to help those with impaired limbs to stand, walk, even climb stairs and slopes.

The training on how to use it, and trials, were likely to last 7 to 10 days, he said.

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