Claire Lomas will complete the 26.2-mile London Marathon course 16 days after she began - and all with the aid of her 'bionic legs. The 32-year-old was paralysed from the chest down after a riding accident in 2007 and has since learnt to walk again using a £43,000 Rewalk suit.
Motion sensors and an onboard computer system detect a shift in the Claire's balance and desire to move. This triggers the suit to mimic the response that the joints would have if they were not paralysed.
Designed by Israeli entrepreneur Amit Goffer, the Rewalk suit enables people with lower-limb paralysis to stand, walk and climb stairs.
Claire Lomas spoke to Daybreak about her incredible journey to complete the London marathon with the help of her family and a bionic suit.
Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the neck down, has completed the London Marathon. She completed the 26 mile course in 16 days.
Claire Lomas will complete the 26.2-mile London Marathon course 16 days after she began - and all with the aid of her 'bionic legs.