Exoskeletons and Exosuits
Restoring mobility by synergizing with the human.
The focus on this research effort is to restore mobility for those with locomotion deficiency resulting from spinal cord injury and stroke. Two methods are being simultaneously explored to achieve this goal: powered lower body exoskeletons to restore mobility for paraplegics, and soft exoskeletons to correct for gait in a joint-by-joint fashion. In both cases, the goal is to restore mobility with the next generation of exoskeletons and exosuits that will eliminate the need for wheelchairs, crutches and other mobility aids.