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A year in robotic legs – starting the analysis

This time last year I took my first few faltering steps in a revolutionary new set of robotic legs from ekso bionics. I wrote a blog the day after that first experience and said: “I was scared. Not of the walking or chances of falling. Rather I was scared that...

A healthy disregard for the impossible

It’s 4 am. I’ve been woken by words and images turning like a storm in my mind. Despite emerging from different sources they all map the same path; they all eventually point to the same place: “…don’t respect the gap between reality and...
Mark addresses Graduates At Queens University Belfast

Mark addresses Graduates At Queens University Belfast

As the recipient of a Queens University honorary doctorate for his services to the community, Mark spoke to the School Of Biomedical Sciences and Nursing and Midwifery about being brave, different and ambitious as they begin their careers. Norma Sinte, director of...

Your Ambition Creates The Future

750 people gathered in Queens University. Half of them were there to receive their degrees and half were there in proud support. Queens asked me to speak to the graduating class of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery prior to...

A Healthy Disregard For The Impossible At Wired 2012

During Wired Magazine’s 2012 conference in London, Mark spoke about the impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury and the scientists and technologists that he is working with to challenge the conventional wisdom that recovery is...

A Growing Desire For Adventure

No traffic, no meetings and no rush. It is a place where the wild rainy weather we are having is described as a ‘soft day’. There is time out here. Time to think. And it seems, time to get excited about life’s incredible possibilities. Since my...

External Robotics & Internal Biology

I stood, I walked and I did it in a robotic exoskeleton. This is no miracle and it is not the end of the story. But it is the first iteration of a device that some day very soon might offer an alternative to a wheelchair. My experience is that Ekso can’t go up stairs...

Walking In Robotic Legs!

Yesterday I was rolling around Alcatraz in my wheelchair, today I entered the HQ of Ekso Bionics (www.eksobionics.com) to try and walk. I’m just south of San Francisco in the university town of Berkeley and I’m here to try out a robotic exoskeleton called Ekso. As I...