Soft Robotic "Smart" Pants May Help Elderly, Disabled Regain Mobility

Buis, A. (Interviewee)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Description

Engineers have developed a soft-robotic pair of pants that may assist the elderly or people with disabilities in regaining their mobility and independence. Researchers claim that the wearable prosthetics could give patients “bionic strength” while standing up, climbing stairs, and walking.
Period11 Mar 2015
Held atMED Device Online, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • robotics
  • prosthetics
  • Orthotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • control
  • smart materials
  • 3D printing
  • advanced materials
  • aging
  • Rehabilitation
  • dignity
  • smart textiles