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Disruptive: Bio-inspired Wearable Robotics At The Wyss Institute

December 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Disruptive podcast series have released several episodes from the Harvard University, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering concerning Bio-Inspired Wearable Robotics.  This podcast is led by Conor Walsh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and [more]

Eugene Yoon Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Raising Thousands For Stranger

November 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

In a truly heart warming story, a San Fransisco Bay Area man hikes 2650 miles to raise money for a ReWalk exoskeleton for a stranger!  Eugene Yoon from Castro Valley, California, USA soloed the entire Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that stretches from the border of Mexico to Canada and goes through the states of California, Arizona and [more]

Commercial Exoskeletons From the Eyes of Physiotherapist

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

How are exoskeletons perceived from the point of view of a professional physiotherapist?  What information is available to them and what do they look for in a powered exoskeleton?  We often write about what new ideas and inspirations xxsearchers and entrepreneurs have in the wearable robotics field.  We also try to monitor the public’s [more]

Carnegie Mellon’s Steve Collins Talks Prosthesis and Exoskeletons

June 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Jan 24, 2014   RI Seminar: Steve Collins, Prosthesis and exoskeleton emulators for rapid evaluation…, Steve Collins, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, MechE This is an absolutely phenomenal talk by Professor Steve Collins that is a must-see for anyone who is just now being exposed to the science behind making exoskeletons [more]

Exoskeletons Extracting Energy From The User

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

When thinking of a wearable exoskeleton, a person would usually think of a device that somehow augments or monitors the user.  But what if exoskeleton technology was used to extract energy from the person wearing it?  An interdisciplinary team of students from Rice University have developed a prototype wearable robot that leeches energy from the [more]

Four Videos of Four Passive Exoskeletons

April 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

Passive exoskeletons have become a bit of a hot topic over the last few weeks.  Here are four videos of four different exoskeletons that have already made, or surely will make the headlines. Unpowered Exoskeleton For Reducing Energy of Human Walking, April 2015 Devices claiming to make the natural human walking-cycle more efficient have been [more]

AJAX – Exoskeleton By High School Students

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Who said that making an exoskeleton is for PhD engineers backed by multi-million dollar companies?!  A group of high school students from the San Francisco Bay Area are working on a powered exoskeleton, the AJAX, in a garage in preparation for the May 2015 Maker Fair.  You can see the student’s video showing their progress below: The AJAX [more]

NASA’s X1 Gets Powered Ankles

February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

This video showcases a collaboration between the University of Austin and NASA. In it the X1 Exoskeleton has been upgraded with powered ankles. NASA has expressed some interest in exoskeleton technology.  Their primary application has been a free weight substitute for exercise in zero gravity environment.  NASA has also worked on force feedback [more]