Exoskeletal Orthosis

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7-Miles

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a robotic orthosis to assist individuals with mobility disabilities with gait. 7-miles is an exosketal orthosis for the leg. This innovative system of robotic leg braces supports the body and assists the user's natural walking motion with compact and powerful linear electric motors that assist the hips and knees. The device supports a person from their gluteal area down to the ankle. It does not restrict the range of motion and is very

Comfort Gel Pillow For Cool Head And Neck Therapy

The Comfort Gel Pillow for Cool Head and Neck Therapy is a pillow designed to cradle the head and reduce tension. The cool therapy and gel make-up is made for individuals with neck, shoulder, or spine swelling, or misalignment. Can also be used for the knees. Includes a gel pillow and a zippered case and two powder gel packs. The water gel cooling technology helps provide relief for the neck, shoulder, knees, etc. Gel is made by mixing the powder with distilled water. To adjust the firmness of t

Elegs

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wearable, artificially intelligent device that provides power and assists individuals with paraplegia to stand and walk. The eLEGS is an exoskeletal orthosis for the legs that provides support for standing and and initiates leg movement. eLEGS has a unique knee flexion that provides a natural human gait that allows it to handle mixed terrains and reach speeds in excess of 2 miles per hour in certain conditions. It consists of two frame

Exoskeleton Glove

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an exoskeletal glove for an individual with grasping difficulties. Charalampos Ioannou developed an exoskeletal glove after observing his grandmother having difficultly holding a remote control in her hand. This metallic orthotic glove that fits over the hand and supports the movements of the hand. The glove is controlled by the movement (kinetic stimulus) of the user's hand. It is intended for use by individuals with motor disabilities

Hybrid Assistive Limb (Hal)

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of robotic legs to assist individuals with mobility disabilities and/or paralysis to walk. Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai of CYBERDYNE Inc. has developed the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), an exo-skeletal orthosis for both arms and legs that provides support and initiates limb movement. Professor Sankai was inspired by Noboru Matsumoto suffered severe brain injuries that caused speech and walking disabilities although he retained some movement in

Indego

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered exoskeleton orthosis that allows users with spinal cord injury, recovering from stroke, or with other mobility disabilities to walk independently. The Indego is a powered exoskeletal orthosis designed for use by people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury, stroke or brain injury, and other conditions that impair a persons ability to walk or stand independently. It fastens around the user's waist and

Kickstart Walking System

The Kickstart Walking System is an exoskeletal orthosis and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or walking disabilities or neurological injuries or disabilities such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, or muscular dystrophy. Worn over clothing, this custom-fabricated orthosis helps the user regain his or her ability to walk by providing a boost of energy to help swing the leg forward at each step, reinforcing correct walking mo

Move On

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a temporary training device that assists patients who have experienced a stroke to recover faster and overcome fine and gross motor disabilities. The neuroelectric signals of some stroke victims are too low for complete muscle contraction. Move On is an exoskeletal orthosis that is strapped to a person's leg, hip and lower torso. The device senses adynamic muscle signals and translates them into a desired movement. It can also help a pe

Robotic Corbys Platform Orthosis

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered orthosis designed to move a stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the brain. Stroke treatment often includes therapists retraining a person's body by repeatedly lifting his or her legs, guiding them through a proper walking pattern. The European Union funded the CORBYS project, which aims to make such therapy easier by developing a powered orthosis to move the stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the br

Stride Management Assist

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a simple, lightweight device to assist individuals with mobility disabilities due to weakened muscles. Honda has created the Stride Management Assist device, a simple-looking, lightweight device designed to assist individuals with weakened leg muscles (due to age or other causes) with walking. The exoskeletal orthotic device fits around the wearer’s waist and has two metal braces that cradle the wearer’s legs. It consists of a control co

Titan Arm Exoskeleton

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a self-powered exoskeleton arm orthosis for individuals with upper extremity and neurological disabilities. The Titan Arm is an untethered, self-powered exoskeleton arm that can be constructed for less than $2,000. To wield this device, users attach the cable-driven mechanical appendage to one arm of the user with straps from a military-grade hiking backpack. It is controlled with a thumbstick on a nunchuck-like controller. If a load nee

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