Spotlight Health: Combating Paralysis With Robotics

Jun 3, 2014

Amanda Boxtel, using a robotics exoskeleton.
Credit Amanda Boxtel, Bridging Bionics Foundation

Many people already use prosthetics to get around; now robotics is becoming another way to help people move. It’s already the case for a Basalt resident, Amanda Boxtel, who’s been paralyzed below her pelvis for decades. Boxtel is Executive Director of the Bridging Bionics Foundation. She says it’s been important to her to aim for the best quality of life possible. She talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

Editor's note:  You can hear more of our conversation with Amanda Boxtel -- and other health experts -- in our series, "Spotlight Health." That’s in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival. You can see all of our programs on this page (click here).