Amanda Boxtel

Turning no into YES one step at a time.

Unable to walk on her own for more than 26 years... Meet Amanda Boxtel. Witness her resilient spirit, and her indelible desire to help others access advanced technologies through the non-profit she founded, Bridging Bionics Foundation

  • International Speaker
  • Honored Humanitarian
  • Conscious Leader & Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Adaptive Sports Advocate and Visionary
Amanda can make your next meeting or corporate function a guaranteed success. She would be glad to discuss your meeting agenda and send you more information on her inspiring and dynamic presentations.
Amanda is experienced at conducting interviews for print, radio, or television appearances. She will be happy to include media appearances and interviews in advance and during your event as a complimentary bonus to her speaking presentation.

Speaking Topics Include

  • Enhancing Mobility with Bionic Technology
  • Inspiration
  • Overcoming Adversity

Bridging Bionics Foundation

Our Neuro-rehabilitation Program

Bridging Bionics Foundation’s mission is to provide funding, education, and advance the research and development for exoskeletons and bionic technology to augment human mobility and capability. .

In The News

November 12, 2014

Walking 2.0: Humanizing Machines with Functionality, Design, & Beauty

TEDPrize TEDCity2.0 Salon

In this unforgettable TED talk, Amanda reconsiders the future of technology and biology – and what human beauty and movement truly mean.

November 17, 2014

Mobility in its many forms: Inspiring words from the TEDCity2.0 Salon

In the past 30 years, 300 million people in China have left rural areas and moved to cities. Which means that a lot of thinking about the future of cities is happening here. At the TEDCity 2.0 Salon — an event held in Chengdu, China, on November 12, in partnership with the Michelin Corporate Foundation — the theme of mobility in cities ran throughout the day.


Amanda Boxtel has been in a wheelchair for more than two decades. At the TEDCity2.0 Salon, she showed how a bionic exoskeleton suit helps her walk. Photo: Paul Persky/TED