Wearable sensors

Exoskeleton lets paralyzed walk

Still pricier than motorized wheelchairs, SuitX’s Phoenix exoskeleton weighs just 27 pounds and is custom-fit to the user’s body. Paralyzed from the waist down after a BMX accident, Steven Sanchez rolled into SuitX’s Berkeley, … READ MORE

Robotic SEM glove powers weak hands

Bioservo Technologies, a Swedish firm, has developed a powered glove to help people who experience weakness in the hand. The Robotic SEM Glove strengthens the user’s grip using Soft Extra Muscle technology. The muscle … READ MORE

The exoskeleton’s hidden burden

A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly. ReWalk Users in London. … READ MORE

Reciprocating gait orthosis, RGO

Tania van Twisk, RGO 2014 RGOs are often prescribed for individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord injury or conditions like post-polio syndrome. RGOs have been successfully used for children with spina bifida starting as young as … READ MORE
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