With SuitX taking the initiative to create affordable exoskeletons paraplegics can now tread freely, without worrying about durability issues.
It takes just 26 pounds of hardware to get Steven Sanchez walking again. He lost the use of his legs more than a decade ago in a BMX biking accident. Now Sanchez serves as test pilot for an innovative, lightweight exoskeleton from SuitX called Phoenix.
Until now, references like the Six Million Dollar Man TV series and even Arnold's first Terminator movies are what we think of when the concept of blending man and machine is brought up. But SuitX's Phoenix exoskeleton is changing that conversation.
Paralyzed below the waist from a car accident four years earlier, Austin Whitney did the unthinkable in 2011. He stood up from his wheelchair and walked 10 feet across the stage to get his diploma during a graduation ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley.
Not all exoskeletons need to give you superhuman strength. The exoskeleton startup company SuitX has developed an exoskeleton known as the Phoenix robotic system that was designed specifically to help people with paraplegia or other spinal cord injuries walk.
In the relentless torrent of high technology news that rushes past each day, it can be easy to miss the good stuff. For example, the debut of a cleverly designed exoskeleton that helps paraplegics walk again — and that the average person can actually afford.
BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) -suitX, a California-based robotics company designing and manufacturing medical and industrial exoskeletons, announces the official launch of Phoenix, one of the world's lightest and most advanced medical exoskeletons for people with mobility disorders...
When a BMX bike accident broke Steve Sanchez’s back a decade ago, he was paralyzed instantly. He has needed a wheelchair ever since. But now he can have more mobility than he ever hoped.