Media Press KitAbout iWalk
iWalk is the pioneer and leader in personal bionic innovation. With the introduction of BiOM technology, the company has been able to enhance mobility and extend potential for people with lower-limb loss. In the future, the same underlying technology will also help people whose mobility is limited by stroke, diabetes or other conditions of disease and age.
Privately held and headquartered in Bedford, Mass., iWalk was founded in 2006 by Dr. Hugh Herr, director and principal investigator of the Biomechatronics Group of MIT’s Media Laboratory. The company has received funding and support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and leading investment firms including WFD Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Sigma Partners, and Gilde Healthcare Partners.
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9/12 iWalk "iWalk Founder Wins the 2012 Museum of Science Invented Here! Award"
9/12 iWalk “iWalk Raises $17 Million in Series D Financing"
9/12 iWalk "iWalk Showcases First Commercially Available Personal Bionics System"
9/11 iWalk "iWalk Unveils Network of iWalk Certified Bionics Centers"
9/11 iWalk "New Scientific Research Proves iWalk’s PowerFoot BiOM Normalizes Walking for Lower-Limb Amputees "
3/11 iWalk "Walter Reed Patients Receive the PowerFoot BiOM, the Newest and Most Advanced Prosthetic Technology"
11/10 iWalk "Preliminary results annouce bionic prosthetic leg system can emulate metabolic cost of normal walking"