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MotorSkins

MotorSkins is a soft-exoskeleton that helps people with motor disability in lower limbs walk more easily by assisting their gait. We are addressing hu

MotorSkins is a soft-exoskeleton that helps people with motor disability in lower limbs walk more easily by assisting their gait. We are addressing human locomotion with solutions that are suitable, accessible and scalable for a big portion of our primary users.

Mainly focusing on people whose mobility is reduced as a consequence of a spinal cord injury. The device aids the bending of the knee, improving foot clearance and thus preventing accidents and falls. MotorSkins is a fluid-driven soft-robot which differs from most exoskeletons in that it drastically reduces the complexity paradigm, resulting in an affordable device. It consists of a multi-layered system that embeds a hydraulic circuit which can harvest the potential energy of each step and use it to power the next one, dispensing of any external source of energy (e.g. batteries).


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