We selected Dr. Miguel Nicolelis as the recipient of the MY HERO Immersive Storytelling Award because we felt that his innovative use of VR technology in the Walk Again Project is really changing lives in a significant way. He deserves to be recognized as a remarkable hero using VR for Good.
Walk Again Project (WAP)
Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience, and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering.
Dr. Nicolelis is also founder of the Walk Again Project, an international consortium of scientists and engineers, dedicated to the development of an exoskeleton device to assist severely paralyzed patients in regaining full body mobility.