TECHNOLOGY:  

Versatile Wearable Lower Limb Exoskeleton System

AFFILIATION:   Human in Motion Robotic Inc., North Vancouver, BC, Canada

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Defense Systems
Area: Robotics
Tech Readiness: TRL 4

Tech Brief: We designed a novel lower body wearable robotic system that has the same ranges of motion of natural human gait. This robot has custom designed compact versatile actuated joints and is designed to augment the power of users for commuting longer distances and carrying heavy loads.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Exoskeletons are wearable robotic systems that increase users’ strength and endurance by transferring power to users’ body. This will augment to the users’ power for longer commutes and carrying heavy loads. In addition, exoskeletons have the ability to prevent injuries or help the injured to maintain normal functionalities. The Department of Defense (DOD) has noticed the necessity of having such robotic systems for many years to assist solders and military personnel to accomplish their missions better while increasing the chance of success and providing higher standard of safety. DOD is currently involved with several projects to nurture the technologies that are pieces and components of such robotic system, most notably, tactical assault light operator suit (TALOS). At Human in Motion Robotics Inc. we designed and prototyped a lower limb exoskeleton that is created with novel mechanisms that synchronize well with human body to perfectly enhance and support natural body movements. Unlike the existing exoskeleton, our system provides the full range of motion required for movements and maneuvers during normal motion. We believe that our superior technology will be highly advantageous for the national defense by enabling the wearers to be fully functional during the missions that require strength and endurance.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Website: http://www.humaninmotion.ca/