Developing a backpack-style harness system to help workers lift things can prevent lifelong back and hip pain.
Creating a soft robotic knee brace can reduce pain and injury risk in laborers tasked with repetitive lifting.
Developing a treadmill-based exosuit will provide hospitals an affordable gait rehabilitation treatment for stroke patients.
The goal of this research is to create a soft robotic knee brace in order to reduce the risk of injury, chronic pain, and osteoarthritis in laborers tasked with repetitive lifting. For the knee brace, the researchers have developed a design with layered leaf springs that will be clamped together to create a resistive force
The focus of this research is to design a wearable system that will augment the user’s own lifting capabilities. Occupational lifting puts significant strain on the hips and lower back and leads to disorders such as osteoarthritis and lower back pain. Most systems on the market address these issues but in ways that limit or