Inside an abandoned Ford automobile factory in Northern California, a wall-mounted digital counter increases in numbers throughout the day. Each change in the digits signifies a very modern achievement - a step has been taken with the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton suit.
The suits are designed to help people with spinal cord injuries, or those who have suffered a stroke, stand and take steps again - something many are told they'll never be able to do again.
"Humans are amazing," said Russ Angold, Ekso Bionics' chief technology officer and co-founder. "I think the holy grail, really, is having these devices give them their own capability back, and that's probably the best end state."
The exoskeletons are accessible around the country at hospitals for rehabilitative uses, in hopes that one day the patient will no longer need the suit to walk.
While at Ekso Bionics, Seeker met Matt Tilford, who was only 18 years old and a few days away from high school graduation when he became paralyzed after a car accident.