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Jarard is a 37-year-old male from Reporoa, New Zealand. Reporoa is a small rural area mostly made up of forestry and dairy farms. He owns a 6-acre block of land where he lives and raises a few sheep and cows for his own consumption. He enjoys the outdoors and his hobbies are hunting, quad bike riding and basically anything outdoors. Jarard is a T5 paraplegic and works 4 days a week for Rex Bionics. Rex Bionics is an exoskeleton company based in Auckland NZ, 4 hours’ drive from where he lives. So, he travels and stays in Auckland for this time, he does this as he’s not into the bright lights of the city, being born and raised on a dairy farm. Jarard had a car accident in 2006 that resulted in his spinal cord injury. He has always worked to not let his disability stop him from doing anything and still believes anything is possible with the right drive and motivation.

And 2018, Here We Are

I’m now in a year that was portrayed in my childhood movies as the distance future.  We are well passed Back to the Futures hoover boards and were predicted to me living in the sky [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Categories: Jarard's posts|0 Comments

The Exercise That Broke Me

One event and one exercise has consumed my time this month. We tried something new in a Rexercise session where we strapped my FES machine to my legs while I was in Rex. This enabled us to [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Jarard's posts|0 Comments

Work, Diet and FES

We have been very busy at Rex Bionics the past month, developing some new designs and features for the future of Rexercise. It is very important and close to our hearts here at Rex Bionics [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Jarard's posts|0 Comments