Mitch Brogan of London draws on personal experience with exoskeleton suits for mobility needs

By Norman DeBono, The London Free Press

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:32:12 EDT PM


A London man has turned personal catastrophe into business opportunity and will make a pitch this week to Dragons for cash.

Mitch Brogan was struck by a drunk driver in 2006 when riding his bicycle, leaving him a ­quadriplegic.

Wanting to walk again, he searched for a powered exoskeleton suit — a scaled-down version of RoboCop — that users can strap into and walk.

Brogan got his suit in 2012, travelling to New Zealand to do it.

He soon realized there’s a gaping hole in Canada getting the technology for those it could help. After starting a business to resell the suits and train users, he went for help to CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and products for investment capital.

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