Paralysed trials rider uses exoskeleton to help him walk again
Martyn Ashton has just posted this mind-blowing update on Instagram. Thanks to an Indego Exoskeleton, he is walking again.
Ashton was a trials rider and star of the Road Bike Party YouTube series. He became paralysed in 2013 after a crash during a demonstration at the British MotoGP. His recovery has been well documented including an internet-breaking video of him riding at Antur Stiniog and a crowd funding campaign that raised £54,000 (8 times its initial target).
This is the latest development, Ashton’s first steps thanks to an Indego Exoskeleton. The Exoskeleton is a tool specifically designed for people who have suffered spinal chord injuries. It claims to offer gait specific gait training and “offers people with mobility impairments a new level of independence”. All we know is that it’s very clever and if it can help more people like Ashton, that’s all good by us.
Martyn said: “Taking my first stroll in the Indigo Exoskeleton. I wonder where this thing could take me? Ideas.”
We wish Martyn the best of luck throughout his rehabilitation.