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Friday, October 31, 2014

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  • Physical therapists Erin Prastine, left, and Erika Malits, right, help Mike Loura of Darien to his feet Thursday at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. Loura, who has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident in 2008, has been able to stand and walk with the help of Ekso, a robotic exoskeleton used to assist people lower-extremity paralysis or weakness. Gaylord is the only facility in Connecticut to have the device. Photo: Amanda Cuda / Connecticut Post
    Physical therapists Erin Prastine, left, and Erika Malits, right, help Mike Loura of Darien to his feet Thursday at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. Loura, who has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident in 2008, has been able to stand and walk with the help of Ekso, a robotic exoskeleton used to assist people lower-extremity paralysis or weakness. Gaylord is the only facility in Connecticut to have the device. Photo: Amanda Cuda