Dr. Swift holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley where he developed the technical foundations for many of the commercial exoskeletons used today. He was an early employee at Ekso Bionics and was one of the original 3-person team that invented Ekso, their lower extremity rigid exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation and paraplegic mobility.
In 2013, Swift joined Otherlab to help develop a new type of robotic platform that would greatly reduce weight and cost without sacrificing capabilities. It was this effort to make robots which are accessible and practical enough for everyday life that led to the founding of ROAM. Today, he leads the ROAM team towards the development and commercial deployment of a new type of exoskeleton that can go with people into the world.