(つ◔౪◔)つ━☆゚.*・。゚ The 2020 TKSST Gift Guide ✩°。⋆・゚  
The Kid Should See This

This Technology Wants to Make Wheelchairs Obsolete

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 physical challenges become physically independent.

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

Watch this next: Paralyzed Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Thoughts.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The Kenguru Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle

Rion Nakaya

What does the wheelchair symbol actually mean?

Rion Nakaya

A dreamlike swim in an underwater wheelchair: Sue Austin’s ‘Creating the Spectacle’

Rion Nakaya

The Present, a short animation by Jacob Frey

Rion Nakaya

The Rolling Dance Chair, an omnidirectional, hands-free wheelchair

Rion Nakaya

Kids Meet a Guide Dog for the Blind

Rion Nakaya

The Helping Hand: Daniel’s custom-made, prosthetic arm

Rion Nakaya

Dancing Professionally With Cerebral Palsy

Rion Nakaya

Paralyzed Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Thoughts

Rion Nakaya