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Catalysing Collaborations Across The Globe

The therapies that have the ability to make a difference are locked inside university labs or under funded start-ups. Mark presented that problem to his colleagues in the WEF’s Young Global Leaders during an education module in Oxford along with my fiancée Simone...
Collaborating With Ekso Bionics

Collaborating With Ekso Bionics

Mark and his team are working in partnership with Ekso Bionics to raise awareness of how exoskeletons, like the EksoGT™, and other advanced technologies, impact people’s lives with the aim of evolving the field of rehabilitation to accelerate the cure for...

Facilitating a Venture Philanthropy Investment

Through Mark’s connections in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, we supported NeuroRecovery Technologies to move one step closer to commercialising their trans-cutaneous spinal stimulators. As a founding member of WEF’s Druid Collective initiative, Mark...

Mark’s Story Captured in Award Winning Documentary Feature Film

Mark’s rollercoaster story of blindness, spinal cord injury and work to cure paralysis with his fiancee, Simone George, is chronicled over the course of six years in Unbreakable – The Mark Pollock Story. Director, Ross Whitaker, said: “The film is really a testament...

Stimulating Voluntary Movement at UCLA

Professor Yury Gerasimenko of the Pavlov Institute electrically stimulated Mark’s spinal cord during some baseline testing at UCLA. And, for the first time since his accident 3 years earlier, Mark voluntarily pulled his knee to his...

Stress testing the early designs of Ekso Bionics robotic legs

After walking for the first time in 2012, Mark went on to become the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionics robotic legs. And, during the early years of walking, Mark worked with the Ekso Bionics team to stress test components for the next generation Ekso GT....

Promoting Neuro-Plasticity

Mark explored the potential of promoting neuro-plasticity in his nervous system by following a daily aggressive physical therapy programme in the US. And, with the support of his former South Pole teammate, Simon O’Donnell, they continued the training back in...