Borgfest @ Wearable Wednesday: Exoskeletons and Robotic Limbs

WWEDWhat: Borgfest @ Wearable Wednesday: Exoskeletons and Robotic Limbs

When: April 22, 6-10pm

Where: AT&T Labs (Tickets Required via Eventbrite)

EXOSKELETONS AND ROBOTIC LIMBS!  At the Social Robot Social, we will get to interact with robots as independents, two days later, we’ll get to see robots become a part of our bodies.  Join us as we team up again with Wearable Wednesday to bring you another episode of extreme wearables at the Austin outpost of the world-famous AT&T Labs!

Extreme Wearables:  Exoskeletons and Robotic Limbs

Real-world demonstration of technology inspired by and featured in sci-fi like Robocop, Star Wars, Alien, Elysium, Edge of Tomorrow.


6:00PM – Networking and Demos (Event Sponsorship Available)

6:45PM – Introduction by Rich MacKinnon, Wearable World Ambassador, founder and executive director of Borgfest.

6:50PM – Speakers, Presentations, and Q&A moderated by Rich MacKinnon.

8:35PM – Wrap Up, Feedback, and Announcements

8:50PM – After-Party (demos continue)

10:00PM – Good night!

hash tags:

#borgfest #WWED

About our presenters

R-ARMMatt Nojoomi, lead developer, r.ARM. As both an engineer and an entrepreneur, Matthew aims to commercialize the r.ARM: Robotic Assistive Reaching Mechanism. The r.ARM is a low-cost, safe, and portable robotic reaching aid for wheelchair bound patients. His presentation will walk through the story behind the development of the r.ARM, its impact on a young man’s life, and its future as the first affordable robotic reaching aid.


reneu-RRE2_thumbAshish D. Deshpande is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas since 2011.  Dr. Deshpande directs the Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular (ReNeu) Robotics Lab. The Lab focuses on the development of robotic devices, based on biomechanical analyses, to assist in rehabilitation, to improve prostheses design, and to provide fitness opportunities for the severely disabled. The study of underlying mechanisms of human movement control through human subject experiments and mathematical modeling is another major research area in the ReNeu Robotic Lab.

The ReNeu Robotics Lab has a special interest in the study of hands, and is currently developing robotic hands for prosthetic and rehabilitation applications, and conducting human subject studies for an improved understanding of human hand biomechanics and control.

rewalk-deviceAndy McCord has been licensed as a Physical Therapist in Texas since 2001 after receiving a MSPT degree from Texas Woman’s University. He also holds a degree in Marketing from Texas Christian University. Andy is currently the South Central Business Development Manager for ReWalk Robotics. In this capacity he sells and trains clinicians, technicians, and patients on how to properly assess and operate the ReWalk exoskeleton device. Andy also has 9 years experience selling DME and OR devices, which also included training therapist, nurses, surgeons, and other staff on the safe and effective use of the devices.

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About Wearable Wednesdays

Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem.  Our goals is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision, and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things forward.  Group Meetups will include both technicaland market-oriented sessions.  Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas, and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically.  Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.

About Wearable World

Wearable World connects businesses to the social fabric of the Internet of Wearable Things. Our goal is to provide an innovation platform to foster the blend of technology, art and humanity. Through news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events, Wearable World acts as the catalyst for future Wearable Technology innovation. The Wearable World platform addresses the need for entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and engage the wider Wearable Technology global ecosystem. For additional information, please visit

About AT&T Labs

Starting with the invention of the telephone, AT&T Labs have created some of the world’s major innovations across a broad spectrum of technology. These innovations range from IP network management and optical technology to automatic speech recognition and next-generation text-to-speech products. With Labs locations across the country and hundreds of the world’s best researchers, technologists and engineers, AT&T is more equipped than ever to handle the drive towards innovation.

About ReWalk Robotics

ReWalk Robotics (formerly Argo Medical Technologies) develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for people with lower limb disabilities, such as paraplegia. ReWalk’s mission is to fundamentally change the health and life experiences of individuals with spinal cord injury. ReWalk is proud to offer the only FDA cleared exoskeleton systems in the United States, for rehabilitation and personal use. Founded in 2001, ReWalk Robotics is a global company with headquarters in the US, Germany, and Israel. For more information on ReWalk Robotics and the ReWalk Systems, please visit

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