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This founder used AI to build his paralysed daughter an exoskeleton. Now he’s raised money to turn it into a business … – Sifted

This founder used AI to build his paralysed daughter an exoskeleton. Now he’s raised money to turn it into a business … – Sifted

Entrepreneur Bodo Hoenen felt powerless when his daughter, Lorelei, was diagnosed with a rare muscular degenerative condition that left her paralysed in her left arm. He knew that technology to help his daughter existed, but it wasn’t accessible.“There was little we could do, the doctors didn’t really have any solutions,” he says. “We did find out that there were brain-controlled exoskeletons being developed behind closed doors at research labs, but unfortunately the labs weren’t able to share any information with us.”He decided to take matters into his own hands and build his own.The work eventually became his company, Lille-based edtech startup… 

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