Wearable sensors

An exoskeleton spine brace for scoliosis

A dynamic exoskeleton that gathers data from the human spine could provide clues for more effective treatment of scoliosis. By Kristen Clark, IEEE Spectrum February 8, 2016. Scoliosis Family Adventures For the unlucky 3 percent of … READ MORE

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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