Ken Endo

Sony Computer Science Laboratories researcher, Xiborg founder

While many people have started preparing Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, engineer Ken Endo has been working to prepare paralympic athletes to sprint to the finish line. Starting when he was a PhD student at MIT, and now at Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Japan, Ken works on robotic prosthetic legs. By reducing the number of motors and increasing the use of springs in his prosthetic legs, Ken hopes to develop prosthetic legs that function close to as well as real ones.
Ken is also part of World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders 2014, MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 (2012), and Japan’s Impact Fellows. You can connect with Ken @kenendo on twitter, or visit his new wearable technology company, Xiborg (pronounced Cyborg), at

Ken Endo at TEDxTokyo 2014