Fast-tracking a cure for paralysis

Mark Pollock, Explorer and innovator

© Mark Pollock Trust

We believe we can cure paralysis In our lifetime

  • The Mark Pollock Trust is fast-tracking a cure for paralysis by connecting the world's greatest scientists and technologists, and supporting them with funding, project management and business expertise from companies such as Microsoft.
  • Some 60 million people worldwide have some form of paralysis, and about 130,000 suffer a spinal cord injury each year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
  • Mark himself was paralyzed after falling from a window in 2010; he had lost his sight a decade earlier and become the first blind man to race to the South Pole.
  • Mark became the first person with chronic complete paralysis to regain enough voluntary control to walk in a robotic exoskeleton whilst having his spinal cord electrically stimulated.
  • He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and his other accolades include two honorary doctorates.

Mark Pollock Trust works towards these UN Sustainable Development Goals:



Mark Pollock's updates:


Other Global Visionaries you might find interesting:

Or you can view and select from all of our Global Visionaries