Exoskeleton Changing Lives



Amanda Boxtel 3D Printed Exoskeleton

This paralyzed woman is walking across the stage with a 3D printed exoskeleton. After a skiing accident in 1992, Amanda Boxtel was told she'd never walk again. In 2014, a company called 3D Systems heard her story and reached out to help.

Ekso Bionics

They designed a special robotic suit that could be 3D printed to fit her perfectly. The Ekso Suit is controlled by mechanical actuators developed by Ekso Bionics. The hybrid system allowed Boxtel to take her first steps in more than 22 years. There are currently more than 68 million people in wheelchairs worldwide. Technology like this is finally beginning to give them back their mobility. 

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