Argentinian man Jorge Cardile creates homemade artificial legs for son Ivo

An Argentinian man has constructed a homemade set of artificial legs for his son, who had been told by doctors that he would never walk. And Jorge Cardile is now hoping to help others who need assistance with walking.

Ivo Cardile has been severely brain damaged from help. Doctors said there was no hope for getting him to walk, but his father created his rehabilitation device – using just some planks of wood and parts from an old bicycle – in just a month.

Jorge Cardile has now completed four other machines and is working to refine the design so that he can offer them to other people who are in the same position as his son.



4 thoughts on “Argentinian man Jorge Cardile creates homemade artificial legs for son Ivo

  1. I have a 8 years old son with Brain Injury and I would love to know how we can get more information on this invention so may be we would be able to get the machine from this amazing father.
    Please, please help me to find out more.

    Posted by shahr | November 14, 2011, 2:44 am
  2. Hi, I would like more information, by seeing the machine i believe my daughter would qualify and love to try it out. i live in usa and dont know how we can try this wonderful machine. please give more info. thanks.

    Posted by Lili | November 14, 2011, 10:46 pm
  3. I would like more information on machine as my granddaughter has same problems as the boy,is there any way to get some info or better yet blueprints so we can get her some help as well!! drs. also offer her no help,would you please help her ??send info…thank you and God bless!!

    Posted by Barbara Harris | November 17, 2011, 5:42 am

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