An exoskeleton will assist torch bearers during the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games torch relay, which will be conducted from Wednesday to Friday in the three competition areas in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, the event’s organizing committee revealed on Tuesday.
One torch bearer with upper limb disabilities will be able to take part in the relay after nine months of adaptation training wearing the exoskeleton. Another torch bearer with lower limb disabilities had five months of training for the mission. The two will join the torch relay at Shougang Park in Beijing on Friday, according to the press conference.
A total of 565 torch bearers will join the Paralympics relay, and one-fifth of them have disabilities, higher than the 15-percent requirement of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), said Yan Cheng, an organizing committee member.
[Source: Global Times]