“Arise and walk” digital revolution
Wonderful Wandercraft exoskeleton brings ordinary life to extraordinary people
Everyday, you stand up, walk and sit at ease, without thinking about it. Except if you’re practicing mindfulness or pushing a stroller in the street.
But for 3.3 million extraordinary people in the United States, life is not so easy:
Fortunately, Atalante, a portable autonomous robot, will help them live a more ordinary life:
It’s being built by Wandercraft’s Nicolas Simon, (electronics & robotics), Alexandre Boulanger (mechanics and aerospace fan), and Matthieu Masselin (robotic algorithms). They leverage dynamic robotics — used for humanoid robots — to let walking-impaired persons walk again.
It’s a fine example of biomimicry, an approach to innovation which seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.
It will be marketed by Jean-Louis Constanza, Criteo’s Chief Innovation Officer, in 2019, first to functional rehabilitation centers and then to the general public.
Other companies such as Lookheed Martin are also improving life, but for militaries or workers. Did they thought of such useful use cases? They named their exosekeleton Fortis.
Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger)
Pierre de Coubertin’s Olympic motto
Wandercraft may walk further and use Olympic’s motto higher, faster, stronger. Next step: mind control?
Thus, tonight, when you watch Star Wars Rogue One, or tomorrow morning, when you wake up, look forward seeing the Wandercraft exoskeletons functioning everywhere, including in the streets, breaking the disability barrier.