Wearable Soft Robotic Assist Suit

The future of wearable soft robotics will range from skin-like thin suits to rigid full exoskeletons that add strength and other abilities to human effort.

Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit at Harvard

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Soft Exosuits – [harvard.edu]

We are developing next generation soft wearable robots that use innovative textiles to provide a more conformal, unobtrusive and compliant means to interface to the human body. These robots will augment the capabilities of healthy individuals (e.g. improved walking efficiency) in addition to assisting those with muscle weakness or patients who suffer from physical or neurological disorders. As compared to a traditional exoskeleton, these systems have several advantages: the wearer’s joints are unconstrained by external rigid structures, and the worn part of the suit is extremely light. These properties minimize the suit’s unintentional interference with the body’s natural biomechanics and allow for more synergistic interaction with the wearer.

Soft Robotic Exosuit – Behold The Future

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