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VU inventor named to 'Forbes' 30 Under 30 list
Jan 14 2014
Congratulations are in order for Vanderbilt University inventor Ryan Farris. He, and four other Vanderbilt alumni, were recently named to 'Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list!
As posted on VU News:
Ryan Farris, 29, co-invented the first lightweight and portable exoskeleton along with Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt. The pair's Indego is an exoskeleton packed with sensors that allows paraplegics with severe spinal cord injuries to stand up and walk, as well as enhances rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke. Farris now works as an engineering manager for the motion control technology company Parker Hannifin, which licensed the technology and hopes to bring a mass-produced exoskeleton to rehab facilities and then to consumers in the next few years. Farris received a master of science degree in 2009 and a Ph.D. in 2012, both from Vanderbilt.