Bionic Suit, Hybrid Ekso Bionic Suit/3D Systems Personal Ekso Prototype, 2013
The Hybrid Ekso Bionic Suit is a visionary, functional prototype custom-built for Amanda Boxtel, whose legs were paralyzed in a skiing accident in 1992. The suit uses a supported structure, a network of mechanical actuators and controls, and customized 3D-printed body components to explore the different ways one might enable a user to walk again.
It is credited
Courtesy of 3D Systems and Ekso Bionics.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 165.1 × 35.6 × 30.5 cm, 27.2 kg (5 ft. 5 in. × 14 in. × 12 in., 60 lb.)
A demonstration of the Ekso Bionic Suit in use by an otherwise wheelchair-bound person.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.