iWalk, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of wearable devices for human augmentation, has raised around $20 million in new VC funding, according to a regulatory filing.
General Catalyst led the round, with partner John Simon taking a board seat. Other board members include William Doyle of existing backer WFD Ventures, and William Sahlman of the Harvard Business School. No longer listed is iWalk co-founder Nicholas Negroponte.
iWalk’s inaugural device is called the PowerFoot One (seen above), and is a self-contained robotic system that serves as a prosthetic ankle and foot for amputees. Company executive Rich Casler declined to comment, saying that the company is holding off on interviews until it puts out a press release next month. www.iwalkpro.com