A broad range of neuromuscular disorders can result in long-term muscle weakness or neuromuscular damage. These chronic conditions have a significant impact on the quality of a person's life, hampering the accomplishment of simple yet fundamental activities of daily living. We are designing soft wearable robots (exosuits) that wrap around a person's body and work in parallel with his/her own muscles to assist motion and provide extra strength and dexterity. Being made of fabric and soft materials, exosuits are light, comfortable, low energy-consuming and cheaper than most of the existing solutions.
Merging expertise in human biomechanics, mechanical design, control and machine learning, we are working towards a future where these devices will work in synchrony with our bodies to remove motor disabilities and enhance human performance.