Chloё Angus April 09, 2024 32:24

Beyond the Runway: Fashioning a Future for Spinal Cord Injuries with Wearable Technology

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In this week's episode of Body Banter, Vancouver-based fashion designer and spinal cord injury advocate Chloë Angus shares her unique perspective on the human body through the lens of fashion design. Chloë reveals how her experiences in the fashion industry as well as her own experience of living with a spinal cord injury have deeply influenced her understanding and appreciation of the body. She talks about her involvement with Human in Motion, supporting the development of innovative wearable exoskeleton technology, and her vision for a future where this technology can empower folks with motion disabilities to move freely and independently.
Chloё Angus

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Chloё Angus is a multifaceted individual whose journey extends beyond the realm of fashion design. In addition to her groundbreaking work in the fashion industry, Chloё is also a passionate advocate for spinal cord injury (SCI) research and innovation. As a founding member and Director of Lived Experience at Human In Motion Robotics Inc., she has dedicated herself to advancing the field of assistive technology, particularly in the development of exoskeletons.

Chloё's personal experience with spinal cord injury fuels her commitment to improving the lives of individuals living with mobility impairments. Drawing from her own challenges and triumphs, she brings a unique perspective to her advocacy and research efforts.

At Human In Motion, Chloё collaborates with scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals to push the boundaries of exoskeleton technology. Through her leadership and lived experience, she ensures that the voices and needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries are central to the development process.

Chloё's work with Human In Motion represents a powerful intersection of technology, accessibility, and compassion. By harnessing the potential of exoskeletons, she seeks to empower individuals with spinal cord injuries to reclaim independence and mobility, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

In addition to her contributions to assistive technology, Chloё remains deeply committed to promoting awareness and understanding of spinal cord injuries. Through public speaking engagements, advocacy initiatives, and community outreach, she strives to foster empathy, inclusivity, and support for individuals living with disabilities.

Chloё Angus's dedication to both fashion design and spinal cord injury advocacy exemplifies her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy, she continues to inspire others to embrace resilience, empathy, and the limitless potential of the human spirit.    


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