Two and a half thousand years after Hippocrates declared walking to be the best of all medicines, the World Health Organisation currently lists mobility impairment as a primary cause of declining health. Our finely-tuned bipedal physiology is particularly susceptible to being thrown off balance by age, injury, or disease; and between walking and the wheelchair, the only aids available—the walking stick and the walking frame—alter our natural gait so profoundly that they themselves induce further declines of functional capacity.

In search of a dignified alternative to these devices, Garrett Brown and I founded Exokinetics, and launched the Zeen project. For an outline of our progress, please watch the video presentation below.