|Honda 'walk assist' in 2009 or so via Gizmodo|
Nothing though that was close to being made widely available (and dubious even how helpful some of them could be). Ekso Bionics who have partnered with members of the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley in California have other ideas. Check this out:
Why yes, it does look like something out of almost every sci-fi movie/computer game you have ever seen. And true, you wouldn't quite want to abandon your wheelchair yet, but still!! How to make an impression, huh!
Their immediate plans for the coming year are to get it into physio rehab units for paraplegics but they are eyeing off its potential for multiple sclerosis patients within the next two-three years.
There's more about it at Inside Technology Spectrum.