Bionic Revolution: Ekso Launches The Future of Mobility.
Founded in California in 2005, Ekso Bionics is a company that specializes in building and testing the ‘bionic suit’. What we’re looking at here is the wearable ‘robot’ that could revolutionize mobility for everyone. The practical applications of the bionic suit are endless, such as giving freedom to the wheelchair bound in a whole manner of ways. Obviously, getting people back on two legs is the long term goal but to do that, they’ll need to re-learn step patterns, re-learn balance and rebuild muscle strength. By using this bionic exoskeleton patients can begin to walk with the help of battery powered motors and advanced computer systems.
It didn’t take long for the military to catch on to these amazing bionic suits; if they can help people walk, what else could they help with? The answers are actually quite straightforward. If it’s possible to help someone who can’t walk, what benefits could a bionic suit provide to those who can already walk? Soldiers have already begun testing the Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton to see how this amazing invention can augment human strength, push their endurance and enhance their mobility. Many scientists are already suggesting that we are ‘in the midst of one of the greatest technological advancements in history’ and we’re inclined to believe them. Previously, exoskeletons and robotic assistance were something that you could only see in the movies. Now it’s becoming a reality. See these amazing bionic suits at work here.