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Interview with Elena García Amada. Proyecto STEAM. 04×01.

Today, Lucía García Luque  from 3º ESO, ask Elena García Amada about her job in CSIC.

Elena is a «santanderina» scientist who holds a doctorate in Robotics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

She developed the first bionic exosqueleton for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative disease that affects 2.000 children in Spain.

In 2009, when she met a girl called Daniela, who had a crash and suffered a tetraplegia, she decided to design a structure which is fixed to the legs and the trunk and incorporates a motor that produces their movement to help people walk.

  • Locución: Lucía García.
  • Dirección: Ángela Durán.
  • Montaje: Guadalupe Donoso.
  • Música: Superwoman de Alicia Kiss.