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Antoine Noel

Chronic back pain can be minimized thanks to the robotic medical device that he has developed, called Atlas

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"Lower back pain is a condition affects 80% of the population of Western countries and represents the primary cause of professional absenteeism in France. Some of these people (approximately 1.8 million each year) will suffer chronic and/or incapacitating lower back pain which isolates the patient from their environment little by little. The CEO of Japet Medical Devices and developer of the Atlas exoskeleton, Antoine Noel, is helping those with back pain to recover by integrating spinal traction, a commonly used pain relief practice, into the first exoskeleton designed to improve and accelerate healing through a series of guided exercises which retrain the back and deliver lasting relief.