Expecting Problems as We Explore Possibilities at TEDx Hollywood

Mark explains how he worked with UCLA’s Reggie Edgerton, the world’s leading authority on electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, to become the first person in the world with chronic complete paralysis to regain enough voluntary control to actively take steps in a...

Stimulating Voluntary Movement at UCLA

Professor Yury Gerasimenko of the Pavlov Institute electrically stimulates Mark’s spinal cord during some baseline testing at UCLA. And, for the first time since his accident 3 years earlier, Mark voluntarily pulled his knee to his...

Stress testing the early designs of Ekso Bionics robotic legs

After walking for the first time in 2012, Mark goes on to become the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionics robotic legs. And, during the early years of walking, Mark works with the Ekso Bionics team to stress test components for the next generation Ekso GT....

Promoting Neuro-Plasticity

Mark explores the potential of promoting neuro-plasticity in his nervous system by following a daily aggressive physical therapy programme in the US. And, with the support of his former South Pole teammate, Simon O’Donnell, they continued the training back in...