Irving Caplan became paralyzed and permanently wheelchair-bound after a bicycle accident in 2012. He refused to let this huge hurdle stop him from standing in honor of his daughter’s wedding two years later. Caplan wasn’t able to walk his daughter down the aisle; instead, he rose to the occasion of toasting to his daughter’s happiness with help from a Rex Bionics robotic suit.
The suit is controlled a joystick, 29 microprocessors, and 10 high-speed actuators. There were few dry eyes in the banquet hall by the time he finished his speech.
(via Daily Mirror.)
Caplan explained: “The speech would have been the same had I delivered it from the wheelchair, but standing up I got the right perspective on the world—the one I had seen for most of my life.”
This definitely made an emotional impact on his daughter. The amazing moment made her special day all the more memorable.