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WearRA Kicks Off WearRAcon Virtual In March 2020 with an All-New Online Format

WearRAcon Virtual

The Wearable Robotics Association announced that it will host its annual WearRAcon on March 30 and 31st.  Now in its 5th year, WearRAcon 20 will take on an entirely new online format packed with content for researchers, developers and users alike.  WearRAcon Virtual is an opportunity for the exoskeleton, exosuit and wearable robotics community to share its experience that can lead to enriching the lives of exo users around the world.

“Our world is changing constantly due to the impact of COVID-19, and WearRAcon has changed as we shift to a VIRTUAL Conference.  We developed WearRAcon Virtual so that we may still come together to learn, discuss, share, commiserate, motivate, laugh and inspire.  We are incredibly excited about WearRAcon Virtual! If you were not able to attend the in-person program, we hope you will consider joining us virtually next week on March 30-31.

With WearRAcon Virtual, you will experience two days of webinar sessions featuring great content and speakers. Most sessions will be video-recorded so you can watch them at your leisure.

In challenging times, it’s important that we lean on our community and the people who know and understand us. I hope that you’ll join us for WearRAcon Virtual, as it’s going to be a great opportunity for us to come together in a different, but exciting way.”

– Joseph K. Hitt, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Wearable Robotics Association

Keynote speakers of WearRAcon Virtual include Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University and creator of the Indego Exoskeleton and Rich Mahoney, CEO and Founder, Seismic.  Additional highlights include Automotive Forum with the Automotive Exoskeleton Exchange Group and a Logistics Forum with talks by Terry Butler, Dr. Jason Gillette, and Matt Marino.

The full 2-day schedule can be found on the WearRA website:

For registration and information, contact Amy.Gallagher@WearableRobotics.com 

Can an online only exoskeleton event work?  On January 28, 2016, Ekso Bionics hosted an exoskeleton technology forum which included a demonstration of exoskeletons and presentations by Joseph Hitt, PhD, John Allard, and Dr. Karen Nolan.  The event was streamed as a live video conference and it made a tremendous positive impact on the Exoskeleton Report team.  From our experience, we know that virtual exoskeleton events can work and can move the needle on the development of exo technology.