Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther

15.05.2020

Image: A man with an exoskeleton at one leg is walking up stairs; Copyright: Rolex Awards/Fred Merz

The soft robotic exosuit (shown here from the side) was worn by stroke patients on the hemiparetic side of their bodies. By assisting during the stance and swing phases of their gait cycles, it enabled them to walk faster and farther on a 30-meter walkway.

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