Vancouver Robotics Company One of Ten Recipients of Global Mobility Award

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 22, 2018 – Vancouver’s Human in Motion Robotic Inc. is one of 10 recipients from around a universe to accept an endowment to continue a investigate and creation in a area of tellurian transformation and mobility and finish a entrance to a Mobility Unlimited Challenge.

The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, have announced a 10 winners of a Mobility Unlimited Challenge Discovery Awards.

Earlier this year, The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched a Mobility Unlimited Challenge, a USD $4 million dollar tellurian competition to expand mobility for people with lower-limb paralysis. The deadline for a categorical plea – with a sum of USD $3.5 million dollar to be awarded to several organizations – is Aug 15, 2018.

The Discovery Awards were grown to yield seed appropriation of USD $50,000 for 10 groups with earnest concepts and to support their acquiescence to a categorical tellurian Challenge.

Teams from around a universe practical for one of 10 USD $50,000 grants, with applications perceived from 25 opposite countries. More than 10% of a endowment applications perceived came from Canadian organizations.

Among a Canadian applications, innovators from Vancouver’s Human in Motion Robotic Inc. have been awarded for their plan Exomotion: a many advanced, full mobility wearable robotic exoskeleton. This resolution assists in improving a peculiarity of life for users by entirely wearable robotic systems that totally or partially support their weight and yield tranquil superintendence of leg movements, permitting them to mount and walk.  

Dr. Siamak Arzanpour, CEO of Human in Motion Robotics stated: “We are celebrated to be one of a recipients of a Discovery Award. Our goal during Human in Motion Robotics is to make people with suit incapacity entirely mobile again. The modernized lower-limb exoskeleton that we are building will concede for independence, and active impasse in both a veteran and amicable life. We are anxious to be famous on a tellurian theatre for a creation in a mobility space.”


The 10 Global Mobility Unlimited Challenge Discovery Awardees are:


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