titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award
titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award
nov 08, 2013

titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award

titan arm exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award
image courtesy james dyson foundation




designed by four mechanical engineering students at the universityofpennsylvania, ‘the titan arm‘, a low-cost upper-body exoskeleton that augments human strength has been awarded the 2013 james dyson award. the system has been developed for use in occupational lifting and healthcare, the mechanical extension assists the user’s arm strength by up to 18 kg to reduce fatigue, and braces the back to prevent poor lifting posture.


the exoskeleton can also be used to help stroke and injury victims rebuild muscle and relearn fine motor control. it provides detailed quantitative feedback to doctors which can be used to motivate their patients by tracking improvement over time and can help users who suffer from permanent injuries or disabilities to live fully-empowered lives. coupled with techniques such as 3D printing and CNC machining, the mobile aid was realized into a fully functioning ergonomic prototype for less than $2000.



titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award

lifting weights using ‘the titan arm’ eksoskeleton to rebuild muscle and relearn fine motor control



titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award

wiring + construction detail



2013 james dyson award winner: titan arm
video courtesy jamesdysonfoundation



titan arm assistive exoskeleton wins 2013 james dyson award

CAD model of the james dyson award



titan arm: james dyson award entry
video courtesy jamesdysonfoundation



for more information on last year’s winner, a safety net trawling system by dan watson, see here.


  • KUDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOS 🙂 🙂 🙂 keep up the good work

    Paedra says:
  • Please can I have one or even two …. please

    Chetna Patel says:
  • Its long overdue, it can greatly help all facets of physical labor, like lifting heavy objects, digging a ditch, moving objects in construction work without tiring the worker so easily. Its the next best thing to robotics. It would reduce or prevent injury. My 85 year old weak mother would go crazy for it so she could resume working in the garden. Bravo for a great idea and I really wish the project well. I can smell Dysons interest from here.

    charlesv says:

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