Amanda Boxtel

Turning no into YES one step at a time.

Amanda's Videos

  • Dancing with the Aspen Stars

    Amanda dances for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's Gala, Dancing with the Aspen Stars

  • Amanda Boxtel: Walking 2.0: Humanizing Machines with Functionality, Design, & Beauty

    In this unforgettable TED talk, Amanda reconsiders the future of technology and biology – and what human beauty and movement truly mean. TED Prize TEDCity 2.0 Salon, Chengdu, China

  • Walking in Style -- How can 3D Printing design enhance functional robotics? ~ Showcasing the First Partially 3D Printed Bionic Exoskeleton Suit

    Integrating 3D printing capabilities with robotics opens new and unimaginable frontiers. Design engineers from 3D Systems Corporation teamed up with Ekso Bionics, manufacturer of the bionic exoskeleton suit named Ekso. Amanda Boxtel, paralyzed for 22 years, became an integral part of the design process to showcase the first partially 3D printed bionic exoskeleton in the world. By morphing the functional elements of the aluminum and titanium battery-powered device with the beauty of 3D printed design, we are a step closer to fusing a person's biology and individuality with technology.

  • If I Can Do It, You Can Too!

    February 27, 1992 marked a pivotal moment - a freak somersault while downhill skiing and in a split second my life forever changed. It has taken eighteen years of paralysis to create the woman I am today. This is a brief video depicting my life as it was...and how it is today. When I listened to Vivaldi while skiing with headphones for the first time, I felt like I was dancing again in a three dimensional playground. I was a bird soaring with my own wings. I live every moment to the fullest. My living is determined not by what life brings to me, but by the attitude I bring to my life. If I can do it, you can too!

  • K8 2016 Highlights - Take Control: Seizing Opportunity in a Fragmented World

    Kenshoo K8 2016 Keynote Speaker Highlights

  • Amanda Boxtel presents at Aspen Brain Lab 2014

    Amanda Boxtel speaks and demos her exoskeleton at Aspen Brain Lab, July 26, 2014. Amanda presented alongside ten dynamic thought leaders including Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, co-authors of Super Brain.

  • Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Health Spotlight

    3D Printing and Robotics to Democratize the Freedom of Mobility: Amanda Boxtel with Scott Summit (3D Systems) present their 'Big Idea' at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival on June 24, 2014.

  • Littler Executive Employer Conference 2014

    Amanda Boxtel receives a standing ovation from 900 people at the 2014 Littler Executive Employer Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on May 8, 2014. Amanda transfers from her wheelchair, dons her bionic exoskeleton suit and presents standing up on stage. She is accompanied by Glenn Davis, VP of Global Sales, Ekso Bionics, and Garry Mathiason, Snr. Partner and Shareholder, Littler Mendelson.

  • USA Science and Engineering Festival 2014

  • How Robotics and a 3D Printer Can Help: The Aspen Institute

    Amanda Boxtel demonstrates the first partially 3D printed bionic exoskeleton suit at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 26, 2014. This was a collaborative R&D project with 3D Systems Corporation and Ekso Bionics. Amanda is a professional speaker and the Executive Director for the Bridging Bionics Foundation.

  • Amanda Walks for The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY

    Amanda Boxtel presents for The Wall Street Journal Digital Content NewFronts in New York City on Friday, May 2, 2014.

  • Amanda Boxtel Learns to Kitesurf with Team Possible

    Filmed by Glen Bowden at the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Amanda's friends helped her rig a make-shift kite board using her wheelchair frame to help her experience a few precious moments of glory catching the wind.