Saturday, October 11, 2014

Harvard Granted DARPA Funding for Its Wearable Robot, a “Soft Exosuit”

h/t - @osamaelmageid

industry tap - Conor Walsh, head of the Harvard Biodesign Lab and lead researcher in designing the exosuit, has been granted $3 million in funding from DARPA. The team’s flexible, wearable robot is referred to as a “Soft Exosuit”. It’s a device unlike anything on the market at the moment because the suit is truly flexible, capable of being worn under regular clothes.
Other wearable robot suits or exoskeletons from ReWalk and Ekso Bionics are much more difficult to move around in, despite being extremely strong.   Read More