Exoskeletons

We just met an impressive entrepreneur solving a big problem for people in wheelchairs. In our talk, he was passionate about solving a problem that mattered and the pain (both physical and in dignity) was huge. Money is being spend on hoists and tools to allow for transitions and use of things that we take for granted (beds, cars, airline seats, showers, and toilets), yet I can’t help but thing of all of those as being imperfect solutions.

We got into a debate about the coming of exoskeletons and he brought up the friction point … that a system failure could leave a person stranded and possibly helpless on the floor.

We are curious when you think the impending exoskeleton boom will arrive and wheelchairs will be eradicated.

And for your reference, here are some of the most popular exoskeletons heading to market:

http://www.indego.com/

http://www.cyberdyne.jp/

http://www.rewalk.com/

http://www.suitx.com/

http://www.eksobionics.com/

http://www.rexbionics.com/

And here is some Exo news:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeleton

http://www.roboticstrends.com/hub/tag/Exoskeleton

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