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University of Toronto | Feb 23, 2018

U of T startup Trexo Robotics designs devices to help children with physical disabilities walk.


Trexo Robotics exoskeleton for children


TechCrunch | Dec 8, 2017

Trexo robotics is building exoskeleton devices to help children with disabilities learn to walk.

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U of T conference explores the future of health care – and how Toronto will shape it


UofT News | Apr 13, 2018

Having twice battled breast cancer, Nathalie Le Prohon has first-hand knowledge of the “dire need for change and transformation” of the aging and often inefficient Canadian health-care system.

Trexo Plus with founders Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi

Robotics beyond the factories: assistive devices help children gain independence


Financial Post | Apr 5, 2018

For some entrepreneurs, their innovations are passion projects. But these take time and creative marketing to reach fruition.

OCE Discovery

Top prize is $20,000 for winner of accessibility-focused pitch competition at Discovery 2018


News Wire | Apr 3, 2018

Five innovative, Ontario-based companies focused on accessibility and assistive technology will compete in Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE) $20,000 Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition.

Trexo Robotics founders featured in UofT News

U of T Entrepreneurship Week: 10 startups to watch


UofT News | Mar 1, 2018

As a leading research institution with nine accelerators, it should come as no surprise the University of Toronto is a hotbed of startup activity.

Image of child walking in the Trexo Robotics wearable device in BGR

How robotic exoskeletons could save disabled children from a life in wheelchairs


BGR | Jan 20, 2018

It was bleak medical diagnosis for his young nephew that put the idea in Manmeet Maggu’s head to launch a startup focused on robotic exoskeletons for children.

Image of child walking in the Trexo Robotics wearable device in Huffington Post

Toronto startup envisions a new future for children with walking disabilities


Huffington Post | Jan 15, 2018

In North America, there are over 500,000 children living with walking disabilities. To many of these children, physiotherapy is an important practice to manage their physical symptoms and thereby maintain their health.

Trexo Robotics founders featured in Design Eningeering

Toronto’s Trexo Robotics adds new “Iron Man” leg attachment to exoskeleton design


Design Engineering | Jan 8, 2018

UofT duo wins first prize for new robotic "Iron Man" leg attachment on their walker designed for wheel chair-bound children suffering from disabilities.

Trexo Robotics, New Startup of the Year finalist in the 7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards

Announcing the Finalists for the 7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards


Tech Vibes | Jan 5, 2018

After pouring over thousands of nominations, the finalists for the Canadian Innovation Awards have been named. The list features some of the hottest startups, biggest companies, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in the country—so take a look and think long and hard before casting your votes beginning Monday, January 8th.

Trexo Robotics CEO, Manmeet Maggu featured in BetaKit

Trexo Robotics wins $35,000 at Sunnybrook's Hawk's Nest Pitch Competition


BetaKit | Nov 30, 2017

Last week, Sunnybrook Hospital Next Generation hosted the Hawk’s Nest, a healthtech-focused competition challenging four startups to pitch before the ‘Hawks,’ a panel of VCs and health industry leaders.

Image of child walking in the Trexo Robotics wearable device in Metro News

Tech startup hopes to put kids with disabilities back on their feet


Metro News | Nov 26, 2017

A pair of tech entrepreneurs backed by the University of Toronto hope their “Iron Man legs” will be a giant leap forward for children with disabilities.

Smiling child in Tanitly story on Trexo Robotics

Trexo Robotics: un exosquelette pour les enfants handicapés


Tanitly | Nov 25, 2017

Trexo Robotics vient de remporter un prix de 35.000 dollars canadiens, en récompense du travail effectué pour permettre aux enfants souffrant d’un handicap physique, de quitter leur fauteuil roulant pour utiliser un équipement de marche équipé de renforts de jambes robotisés « Iron Man ».

Trexo Robotics founders featured in UofT News

U of T startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children's 'Iron Man' exoskeleton


U of T News | Nov 23, 2017

Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step at at time.

Image of Sunnybrook Hospital in an article covering Hawk's Nest fundraiser

Sunnybrook fledgling leaves Hawk's Nest


National Post | Nov 7, 2017

When they had the idea for a hospital fundraiser using a Dragon’s Den-style format that would showcase medical technology start-ups, they knew they’d hit the sweet spot

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Announcing the startups featured in Startup Alley pavilions at Disrupt Berlin


Tech Crunch | Oct 25, 2017

We invited innovative early-stage startups to apply for a free exhibit table in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin (4-5 December)

Image of child walking in the Trexo Robotics wearable device in Daily Mail

The ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton that can let disabled children walk again


Daily Mail | Sep 6, 2017

A Canadian startup has developed a device that allows children with disabilities to walk.

Trexo Robotics founders with Joseph Orozco featured in UofT Engineering

Hatchery startup builds exoskeletons to help children with disabilities walk


UofT Engineering | Jun 19, 2017

Few product tests are as emotional as the one Manmeet Maggu performed at his brother’s house near Delhi last summer.

The nephew of Manmeet Maggu, Trexo Robotics CEO, pictured in the first version of the Trexo device

Delhi kid with cerebral palsy inspires Iron Man-like suit for disabled


Hindustan Times | Jul 2, 2017

A Delhi child with cerebral palsy inspired the development of the first commercial exoskeleton for children with disabilities by two young Indo-Canadian engineers.

Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) logo

A record 11 Ontario innovators awarded $50,000 to become Ontario Neurotech Entrepreneurs


Newswire | Jun 21, 2017

The Ontario Brain Institute [OBI] today announced the 2017 winners of its pioneering Ontario Neurotech (ONtrepreneurs) program

Silhouette of child in a cape

ONtrepreneurs 2017 Winner Receives $50,000 to Develop Robotic Exoskeleton Suit for Kids with CP


CP News Today | Jun 23, 2017

Among this year’s 11 winners of the Ontario Brain Institute’s Ontario Neurotech program is engineer Manmeet Maggu, who is developing a robotic exoskeleton suit for children with cerebral palsy

The nephew of Manmeet Maggu, Trexo Robotics CEO, pictured in the first version of the Trexo device

Robotic Rehabilitation


Design Engineering | Jan 2, 2017

Toronto-based startup develops exoskeleton fit for children with physical impairments.