Enter the Exos

This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?

Guests:
Tim Pote, PhD student at Virginia Tech
Greg Pote, Tim’s brother
Dr. Bill Marras, professor at The Ohio State University & Director of the Spine Research Institute
Larry Jasinksi, CEO, Rewalk
Ashley Shew, assistant professor at Virginia Tech in technology & disability, and author of Animal Constructions and Technological Knoweldge
Kim Sauder, graduate student in Disability Studies, author of Crippled Scholar blog
Bill Peace, anthropologist & bioethicist, author of Bad Cripple blog

Further Reading:
The robotic exoskeleton market is poised to grow to $1.9 billion in 2025, compared to $97 million in 2016, says ABI Research's Dan Kara.
Berkeley BLEEX Exoskeleton
Exoskeletons Won’t Turn Assembly Workers into Iron Man
We Try a New Exoskeleton for Construction Workers
The Exoskeletons Are Coming
ReWalk Testimonials
For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with caution
Biomechanical evaluation of exoskeleton use on loading of the lumbar spine
Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load
The effects of a passive exoskeleton on muscle activity, discomfort and endurance time in forward bending work.
The Exoskeleton’s Hidden Burden
Walking is Over Rated
The Obsession With Walking
Exoskeletons as a Social Problem
You Cannot Kill a Bad Idea: The Exoskeleton Lives
ReWalk: A Plea for Common Sense

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The voice of the future historian from the intro was by Sarah Werner. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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