What if people who are currently wheelchair-bound could, in the future, put on an exoskeleton — a wearable bionic exosuit — as if it was simply a shirt and jeans? Ekso Bionics, a design and manufacturing startup out of the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory, has pushed their human augmentation technology beyond building Iron Man suits for the military and into helping people with disabilities become physically independent.

Veritasium‘s Derek Muller introduces this science-fiction-to-science-fact technology in Wired‘s Cyborg Nation video series.

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