Parallel Exo-Skeletal Vehicle
Exoskeletons allow the user to carry more, move more efficiently, and reduce metabolic costs of such activities. However, the Exoskeleton itself must be carried by the strength of the user, thus offsetting the metabolic advantage provided by the device. This research explores the potential to create an Exoskeleton that is self-supporting. The research will focus on whether a series of torques parallel to the body will accurately mimic normal gait.