A stroke victim demonstrating how the robotic legs work
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'Robo legs' help stroke victim to walk

25 September 2011 Last updated at 06:50 BST

Scientists in the Netherlands are using robotic legs to try to improve the movement of stroke patients.

The prototype device is called the Lower-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton, or LOPES, and works by training the body and mind of a patient to recover a more natural step.

Neil Bowdler reports.