Tech For Good • 6m 44s
After a construction site accident, Robert Woo was paralyzed from the chest down. Woo spent the next four years in a wheelchair. But even as he learned how to live his new life, he couldn’t stop asking one very simple question: How could humans build skyscrapers, but not something better than a wheelchair? Then Woo heard about bionic exoskeletons. And it changed his life.
Director: Dan Hayes
Producers: Dan Hayes, Kmele Foster, Dustin Oakley, & Robert Chapman Smith
2016 | 7 min
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