Medical Robotics

Robotic Exoskeleton Aids Muscle

Posted 9 Feb 2007 at 15:46 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

The robotic exoskeleton created by the Human Neuromechanics Lab at the University of Michigan is controlled by the wearer's own nervous system and could help revive limb function for those with partial nervous system impairment. Electrodes attached to the wearer's leg captures signals received from the brain which are translated into movement by the exoskeleton. Wearers adapted to the assisted gait within 30 minutes. Video. Previous exoskeleton stories: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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