Project

Tethered exoskeleton system for understanding and augmenting human movements

This project explores the effects of hardware intervention on human gait. Our current system works in parallel with a subject's biological legs to provide an unprecedented level of gait enhancement, without causing discomfort or inhibiting natural motion. Multiple controller designs are being developed to explore the effects of intervention on the metabolic cost of transport, as well as gait pathologies and adaptation. This system provides a powerful tool in the analysis of human locomotion that will  lead to potential innovations in mobility, rehabilitation, and athletics.

This project explores the effects of hardware intervention on human gait. Our current system works in parallel with a subject's biological legs to provide an unprecedented level of gait enhancement, without causing discomfort or inhibiting natural motion. Multiple controller designs are being developed to explore the effects of intervention on the metabolic cost of transport, as well as gait pathologies and adaptation. This system provides a powerful tool in the analysis of human locomotion that will  lead to potential innovations in mobility, rehabilitation, and athletics.