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Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs: Robotic Exoskeletons

The future of mobility and ambulation for individuals in wheelchairs will be optimized through advanced robotics and related assistive technologies. Robotic exoskeletons can facilitate standing and walking in individuals with neurological conditions, thereby maximizing quality of life and minimizing risks associated with prolonged wheelchair use. This panel will present an overview of the engineering of robotics for healthcare and how these technologies will shape the future of medicine.


  1. Who can benefit from the use of lightweight robotic exoskeletons?
  2. How does robotic design, user interface, and technology decisions impact patients and caregivers?
  3. How can robotic exoskeletons improve quality of care, life, and outcomes for users and clinicians?



Matthew Cowperthwaite, Director of Research, St. David's HealthCare

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