Lynn Vale is a physiotherapist specialising in neurology, spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation. Working at Ekso Bionics, Vale helps spinal cord injury patients and people with other neurological disorders to walk again with the help of their exoskeleton, the Ekso.
Formed in 2005 as Berkeley ExoWorks, the group began revolutionising the field of bionic exoskeletons to augment human mobility and capability. It’s first models of exoskeleton legs allowed users to carry huge loads up slopes and stairs, aiding hikers and soldiers in lifting work.
In 2011 the group became Ekso Bionics, producing exoskeletons to help people with serious injuries and neurological disorders to walk. Ekso Bionics have worked with well over three hundred patients and dozens of clinicians and researchers to understand how to apply these technical breakthroughs to the advancement of human motion.
Ekso was demonstrated live at Wired 2012
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