Israel punches above its weight in so many ways

There are those who build and contribute to mankind and there are those who destroy.

ISIS's contibution to mankind. Destruction. Islam has a long 1400 year history of burning and destroying the libraries and museums of the countries it invades.

ISIS’s contribution to mankind.
Destruction.

Islam has a long 1400 year history of burning and destroying the libraries and museums of the countries it invades. Above is but one recent example. Islam dominates and destroys. One of the things that has always stuck in my mind is what happened when Israel withdrew and handed over land to the Palestinians. The land had been developed and had wonderful technology and buildings that could benefit the new occupiers yet the first thing they did when they took ownership was to tear down and destroy everything because it had been created by Israel.

Israel on the other hand makes lemonade when life gives it lemons. They work out how to farm the desert. They don’t just benefit themselves they create technologies that can benefit the world. The ReWalk is but one example.

Imagine giving a paraplegic back the ability to walk again.

Imagine that the man who created the technology is a quadriplegic.

Now imagine that the scientist who designed? this amazing technology is from Israel, the country that does so much with so little.

Invented by the Israeli entrepreneur, Dr. Amit Goffer, who became a quadriplegic in 1998, and manufactured by ARGO Medical Technologies, ReWalk?

Invented by the Israeli entrepreneur, Dr. Amit Goffer, who became a quadriplegic in 1998, and manufactured by ARGO Medical Technologies, ReWalk?

When Gene Laureano can stand on his own, he likes being able to make a cup of coffee at a kitchen counter.

He likes that his son knows that he’s actually tall – 6 foot 3, in fact. Until recently, his 13-year-old had not seen him at his full height.

Laureano, now 51, fell off a ladder in 2001 and became a parapalegic confined to a wheelchair.

For the first time, people like him have the opportunity to stand and even walk.

Laureano has been testing ReWalk’s robotic exoskeleton, the first of its kind approved by the FDA for personal use.

The unit weighs 46 pounds, but the user feels only the weight of the backpack, about 5 pounds. A wristwatch controls a battery in the backpack, and controls hip and knee movement.

The cost of the robotic exoskeleton is $69,500, and is not covered by insurance. Laureano has been able to test the product through a clinical trial in the Bronx since January 2013.

ReWalk (RWLK) is the brainchild of Israeli scientist Dr. Amit Goffer who, after an ATV accident in 1997, became a quadriplegic. Goffer grew frustrated with the limitations of wheelchairs.

“Once I realized there was not an alternative to the wheelchair, I couldn’t understand why,” said Goffer.

He says he had always been an entrepreneur and he began prototyping the ReWalk in his garage

Goffer believes it’s not just FDA clearance that set his model apart from the competition. “Because I am in a wheelchair, I can sympathize. It’s not just technology, it’s psychology. I understand what its like to be humiliated, I know what they want really. But I have a long history in technology because I am an engineer all my life. “

Because he’s a quadriplegic, Goffer can’t use ReWalk. “Once I speak with the ReWalk users and their families, I mean the reward is so fantastic, I can not be frustrated. But we are working on another device that will help people like me.”

-http://money.cnn.com

 


Next time some ignorant liberal tells you to boycott Israeli products remember this video.
You can support those who build or you can support those who destroy.

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