Ajit Jogi to get robotic exoskeletons

Bhopal: 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 again with the help of `robotic exoskeletons` soon.

A team from Rex Bionics of New Zealand will be visiting him at Raipur on March 16 to enable him use this contraption, he told PTI today. He would be the first Indian to use it, he 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.

After getting the contraption, he said, "I would like to walk in the garden in the front of my house."