(Video link here.) Ekso Bionics, creators of a robotic exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to walk, has created a compelling video about their remarkable invention. Much of the video is of Amanda Boxtel, an early product tester, who has not walked since she sustained an spinal cord injury 20 years ago (though she has mastered – and taught – many sitting-down sports.) Watching her, and listening to her speak of her experience, is to be reminded of – and really “get” –   the little ordinary things that we take for granted…“putting my heal on the ground…being able to bend my knee..taking a step and then another step…a walk in nature.”

Says Ekso CEO Eythor Bender: “I’ve heard from so many people that the first thing they encountered after an injury or an amputation is the word NO, and I think we are demonstrating that there is no such word as NO.”

An amazing idea.

No is not an answer.”

Via Core77, where you can read more about it

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2 replies on “‘there is no such word as “no”‘

  1. Thanks for this. The video now appears to be embeddable via youtube.

    Don

  2. Wow, that was fast. Thanks for letting us know. We’ve just updated the post, and were able to embed the video.

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