wearable robot

Robotic Suit Promotes Normal Walking in Stroke Patients

Robotic Suit Promotes Normal Walking in Stroke Patients

By Benjamin Boettner | Jul 28, 2017 @ 13:39 | A soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation. Upright walking on two legs is a defining trait in humans, enabling them to move very efficiently throughout their environment. This can all change in the blink […]

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:28 | Columbia Engineers use a robotic driven Device training method that improved posture and walking in children with CP by enhancing muscle strength and coordination. In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint […]

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 13, 2017 @ 18:17 | Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor detects fine motor movements by flexing with the body.  Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect […]

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

By Erica Corder | May 16, 2017 @ 05:55 | Lowe’s and Virginia Tech has developed a lightweight wearable Exosuit with lift-assist technology which will be helpful for employees lift and move product through the store more efficiently. Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have joined forces to empower Lowe’s employees. The pair have collaborated to develop an […]

A Powered Exoskeleton Prevents the Elderly from Falling

A Powered Exoskeleton Prevents the Elderly from Falling

May 13, 2017 @ 09:20 | The first smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi” in Florence. Wearable machines that enhance your movement and endurance no […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

Jan 23, 2017 @ 02:40 A Harvard University’s team provided a wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Made of functional textiles, cable-based actuation and a biologically-inspired control system, the exosuit targets specific leg joints – instead of the full leg – and delivers assistance that […]