Bionic woman

Excited about my interview tomorrow with Amanda Boxtel, executive director of the Bridging Bionics Foundation and an ambassador for Ekso Bionics. Paralyzed in a ski accident in 1992, she is walking again with help from an exoskeleton. Here’s her incredible story:   Advertisements

Walking in a (simulated) winter environment

I just wrapped up two fascinating days of research at the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory (aka CEAL), part of Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre. The lab, a world leader in rehabilitation research, is home to dozens of projects aimed at making our streets, homes and workplaces safer. One of its goals is help prevent injuries before they…

Stephen King walks

Anybody who has read it may still be chilled by it: The Long Walk, by Richard Backman (a.k.a. Stephen King). The 1979 novel, the first King wrote, is about a life-and-death walking contest in America’s dystopian future. Kind of like a cross between Rollerball and The Road. King is known to be a prolific writer,…