Introducing: Maryanne Harris
Tell us about your background
Briefly give us a recap of your lived experience with Spinal Cord Injury that brought us to this point.
Tell us about your experiences travelling to Germany & Japan. Were you expecting to find the technology to be as effective as it is?
You’ve now brought the tech over to Australia - what was the biggest challenge?
What’s been the most rewarding part of the experience of RoboFit so far?
Our launch event was great. Seeing the room filled with attendees, as well as family, friends and the RoboFit team was amazing.
There was a moment where after introducing the business, and the technology, Dan walked out while wearing HAL to do the demonstration. After being told in June 2010 that he wouldn’t be moving from the neck down, being able to completely shatter that expectation and push forward to regain control of his life was incredible.
As Dan walked, he was applauded by everyone in the room, in recognition of just how hard he’s worked and how far he’s come.
That has been the most rewarding moment for me so far. Seeing Dan’s hard work as he shared RoboFit with the community and demonstrated why we should never say never.
What’s next for RoboFit?
While it took 8 years to get the technology here, our team has been working hard on some very exciting projects that will continue to help people access assistive technology that drives neuroplasticity and improves their independence.
From our launch in April our team has made a lot of progress. We encourage anyone who wants to remain part of the RoboFit community to subscribe to our newsletter. That’s where we will be first sharing news.