An exosuit for any gait

March 1st, 2020

The wearable exosuit is lightweight, nonrestrictive and allows the user to move naturally. It may one day be available to aid walking and running in all kinds of situations. Photo: Wyss Institute at Harvard University. When walking, a person’s center of mass is like a pendulum that is highest at midstance, when the leg is […]

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Exosuit normalizes walking for stroke patients

December 1st, 2017

About 80 percent of people who suffer a stroke lose functionality in a limb—a clinical phenomenon called hemiparesis. Even if those patients return to walking, normal gait can be affected. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Boston University’s College of […]

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Exosuit assists Lowe’s employees

September 1st, 2017

Working the floor of a big-box store requires heavy lifting and moving bulky products around. Employees are at risk for muscle fatigue from repetitive motion or even injury from improper lifting techniques. The home improvement giant Lowe’s has developed technology to offer employees support. Lowe’s Innovation Labs worked in partnership with a team at Virginia […]

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