|The device is entered from the rear, which the designers say is safer and can be performed without help.|
A robotic device that allows people to stand up is being hailed as a potential breakthrough for the disabled, Daily Mail reported.
The Tek Robotic Mobilisation Device was developed by a team in Turkey and has already transformed the life of Yusuf Akturkoglu, who was selected to test it.
The 27-year-old lost the use of his legs after falling from a horse five years ago. He said: "This device helps me to get mobilized. I can go to the kitchen and do whatever I want. I feel free."
(China.org.cn March 23, 2012)