Below is an excerpt from OurCrowd’s Q1 Innovation Insider, which you can download here.
“Still today I have no idea how I lost control. The car turned over three times. I got out of the car fully conscious, telling everyone I feel great, but I just can’t feel my legs.”
For centuries, paraplegics like Israeli software engineer Adir Siman Tov, 27, had one option for mobility: wheelchairs, which can have damaging psychological, medical and financial effects. Twenty years old at the time of the accident, Adir felt a “giant black cloud” hanging over him.
Then came UPnRIDE Robotics. Founded by Dr. Amit Goffer, a quadriplegic, the company is passionate about changing the lives of mobility- impaired individuals. UPnRIDE’s wheeled robotic device brings the user from sitting to standing position, providing upright and seated mobility, indoors or outdoors, over a variety of surfaces and slopes.