I believe in freedom of thought and freedom of speech. I therefore believe people have every right to speak out about their demands to boycott, divest and sanction when it comes to Israel.
But I also believe it is worth knowing what emanates from Israel that would be boyotted, divested (i.e. unfunded) and subject to those sanctions.
Here is another in the series of advances which emanate from Israel, for BDS crowd to clamp down on – this one supplied from a list compiled at nocamels.com (the entire list is available by clicking here):
ReWalk: Helping paraplegics walk
If driving is something most of us take for granted, then walking surely is. In the US alone, there are nearly 250,000 individuals with spinal cord injuries that partially or entirely inhibit regular motor functions. For them, standing and walking around freely remains the stuff of dreams. Now, using a revolutionary exoskeleton walking device ReWalk, which was recently approved for home and communal use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US, wheelchair-bound individuals are be able to move freely.
At the forefront of medical technology, ReWalk’s exoskeleton is powered not by robots, but by a computer and motion sensors that work together to mimic natural gait. The revolutionary system corrects itself to pick up slight changes in the user’s center of gravity; can be adjusted to a functional walking speed; and even enables users to climb and descend staircases. Claire Lomas was even able to complete the 2012 London Marathon in 17 days using the ReWalk device.
Founded by Israeli Dr. Amit Goffer in 2001, ReWalk could soon make wheelchairs obsolete.
Do any people in the BDS crowd have relatives or friends who are wheelchair-bound. Be sure to advise them never to use this equipment.
To be continued…