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The Increasing Importance of Exoskeleton Software

August 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

The research frontier of exoskeleton development is beginning to shift from hardware to software.  As what works and what doesn’t becomes clearer on the hardware end, software for controlling and evaluating the exoskeleton devices becomes the new focus.  Recently, there have been major advances in exoskeleton software: Active Pelvis [more]

Building In Reflexes and Closed-Loop Communication Into Exoskeleton Design 

April 18, 2016 // 5 Comments

There are research-based exoskeletons in existence designed to trip up and hinder the user.  Why would anyone ever build a wearable robot designed to make a person fall?  I recently came across an article that explains the design process behind one type of automatic response system in exoskeletons (see article here, reference 1). In a nutshell, [more]