With incredible determination and with the help of technology, Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who was paralysed following an accident, is the first person to have completed the London Marathon wearing a ‘bionic’ suit. The device enables her to move normally by detecting changes in her bodily equilibrium and costs EUR 53 399 (GBP 43 000) in total. She completed her feat in order to raise money for research on the rehabilitation of patients with reduced mobility resulting from accidents. Lomas, 32, lost the ability to move her body from the chest downwards when she fell from the horse she was riding during an outing in 2007.
Will the Commission say whether funding is also being provided for research on making everyday life easier for people with reduced mobility in the EU Member States?