Mark Daniel was born and raised in Pensacola. He injured his spine almost 9 years ago and have been using a wheelchair since. In 2010, Mark assisted IHMC with evaluating their first powered exoskeleton. Since then, he been assisting IHMC with the evaluation and testing of their exoskeletons.
Mark recently joint IHMC as a full time research intern to work on the design, fabrication, and testing of the exoskeleton for the Cybathlon. Mark anticipates the Cybathlon to make a huge stride in technology and awareness to improve quality of life for those with loss of mobility due to injury or illness across the world. While working with IHMC, Mark will also be designing an off-road wheelchair for his next adventure. After the Cybathlon, Mark will make the first attempt by a paraplegic to complete the 4,834 mile American Discovery Trail.