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?
, PhD student at Virginia Tech
Greg Pote, Tim’s brother Dr. Bill Marras
, professor at The Ohio State University & Director of the Spine Research InstituteLarry 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 loadThe effects of a passive exoskeleton on muscle activity, discomfort and endurance time in forward bending work
. The Exoskeleton’s Hidden BurdenWalking is Over RatedThe Obsession With WalkingExoskeletons as a Social ProblemYou 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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