personalised robot exosuits created by harvard researchers signal future of wearable technology
 

personalised robot exosuits created by harvard researchers signal future of wearable technology

wearable technology designed to help the strength or walking abilities of their users could be improved if it were tailored to its user. researchers from the wyss institute for biologically inspired engineering and harvard university’s john a. paulson school of engineering and applied sciences have been working on personalized assistive soft robotic wearables, exosuits that move in sync with their users in order to help them more efficiently.

 

the optimized exosuit could prove to be a game changer for those who depend on the technology. researchers have developed a human-in-the-loop bayesian optimization method to individualize hip assistance with a soft exosuit. it . works by measuring the matabolic rate to adjust the peak and offset timing of the hip extension assistance.

 

the technology reduces the amount of energy consumed as a result of performing actions by 17.4 percent in wearers. the future of the technology will be further optimized so that it can assists multiple joints at the same time.

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