Wandercraft’s exoskeleton makes paraplegics walk again (and brings us closer to the cyborg)

The exoskeleton of the startup Parisian Wandercraft is not a novelty, but if we talk about it again today it is for a major reason: the exoskeleton Atalanta has just obtained his medical certification in Europe (MDR or Medical Device Regulation), which means that this equipment shielded with electronics and cutting-edge technologies can be made much more easily available to care units that practice the rehabilitation of paraplegic people or after surgery (Atalante had already been marketed since 2019 and used by some rehabilitation and neurology hospitals in Europe and the USA).

The good news does not stop there, since the startup recently completed a fundraising of 40 million euros from a very large group of investors (Quadrant Management (USA), BPIfrance, MACSF, Malakoff Humanis, AG2R La Mondiale, Mutuelles Impact and Sofiouest, XAnge, Eurazeo, Cemag Invest and LBO France). On a technological level too, the changes are real since Atalante now provides a much smoother ride than previous models. Ultimately, Wandercraft hopes that its exoskeleton can be used daily and at home by the people concerned, and not just in care units.

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