On the 2nd of May we celebrate the first edition of the World Exoskeleton Day (W.E.D.). During this day we highlight different medical exoskeletons and how they improve the quality of life of people around the globe.
During World Exoskeleton day we celebrate the immense progress which has been made in the field of exoskeleton technology the last few years. At the same time we wish to inspire and inform people who might not not be familiar with exoskeleton technology. By creating awareness about this subject, we want people to understand that this is not a concept from the distant future. Exoskeletons are already changing the lives of people, in particularly medical exoskeletons.
We are Project MARCH, a Dutch non-profit organisation, consisting of 27 yearly alternating full-time working students linked to the Technical University of Delft. Each year we develop and manufacture a new, improved exoskeleton for people with a spinal cord injury to enable them to stand up and walk again. Our vision is to grow each year, by passing on our acquired knowledge to future generations. In the same fashion, the responsibility of celebrating W.E.D. yearly will be taken up by our future teams.