Specialists from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne have developed an exoskeleton for the elderly, which will help maintain balance and prevent a fall in the event that a person accidentally staggered.
Exoskeleton for the elderly
Exoskeleton will also help people who suffer from neurological disorders or musculoskeletal problems.
The device quickly adapts to a specific person, determining the growth and characteristics of the gait. Exoskeleton is made of a light and durable material – CFRP. Electric motors are attached to the hips. If the device detects a dangerous deviation from the familiar rhythm of walking, the motors cause the hips to fall down.