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A dive into how AI is helping overcome limitations with current prosthetics by offering improved signal decoding, functionality and more intuitive control.

How AI is Helping Power Next-Generation Prosthetic Limbs

Exoskeletons made with carbon fiber composites using cutting-edge manufacturing techniques can assist workers in performing repetitive tasks.

Could carbon fiber exoskeletons become common assistive wear for workers?

Borrowing from methods used to produce optical fibers, researchers from EPFL and Imperial College have created fiber-based soft robots with advanced motion control that integrate other functionalities, such as electric and optical sensing and targeted delivery of fluids.

Steerable soft robots could enhance medical applications

Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.

Magnetic sensors track muscle length

After years of careful development, engineers have created a boot-like exoskeleton that increases walking speed and reduces effort outside of the lab.

Stanford exoskeleton walks out into the real world

A team of graduate students in Caltech is developing a new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices, which aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users.

Making Robotic Assistive Walking More Natural

Matthew partnered with a local student to undertake research using the Ultimaker S5 that went on to be recognized at the UN COP26 conference.

UCLan: 3D printing award-winning medical research into exoskeletons

Director of Installation and Maintenance for VodafoneZiggo, Nicole Hoebink lives “happily” in Den Bosch with her husband and her 14-year-old son. Walking their dogs is one of her favorite activities to relax and clear up her mind. Nicole has a background in economics.

Fe+male Tech Heroes Role Models 23 - Nicole Hoebink: 'Diversity only works when paired with inclusion, equity, and good leadership'

Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident. The device has been successfully tested in several hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function

In this episode, we talk about how exoskeleton technology is being leveraged to treat parkinsons and how a new approach for more efficient, personalized exoskeletons could be the catalyst for wide scale adaptation.

Podcast: Personalized Exoskeletons & Treating Parkinson's

Users who could adjust the timing, torque of an ankle exoskeleton typically found comfortable settings in under two minutes.

Exoskeletons with personalize-your-own settings

A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.

New implant offers promise for the paralyzed

In this episode, we reflect on some of our favorite topics from 2021 and discuss the goals for the podcast in 2022.

Podcast: Recapping 2021

With the help of 1.6 million GaN nanopillars per sensor, the University of Michigan team was able to provide human-level sensitivity with directionality on a compact, easily manufactured system

Mimicking a human fingertip's sensitivity and sense of direction for robotic applications

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