Assistive Robots

The Active/Passive EXoskeleton (APEX), prototype gamma.

Assistive robotic devices (such as exoskeletons) offer an exiting platform for providing rehabilitative and functional assistance for patients, and for improving task efficiency and decreasing the risk of injury in industrial settings. The widespread used of these devices is limited by the price, weight, and power supply.

Through an improved understanding of an individuals needs, it is possible to build devices which are affordable, lightweight, and use significantly less energy than current existing devices.