exoskeleton





A-Gear: A flexible exoskeleton that helps patients with muscle degeneration retain the use of their arms

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a serious neuromuscular disease, affecting approximately 1 in 3,600 boys, which often results in severe muscle degeneration and in some cases, premature death. Caused by mutation of a specific X-linked gene, the disorder is usually associated with progressive muscle weakness and even loss of muscle mass, gradually leading to a…



MAXFAS: An Aliens-inspired arm exoskeleton that improves soldier’s shooting accuracy

With recent advancements in technology, the distinction between science and science fiction is slowly, yet steadily, disappearing. As a child, mechanical engineer Dan Baechle fell in love with the 1986 sci-fi classic, Aliens. Inspired by the movie’s Caterpillar Power Loader, Baechle has created an incredibly innovative mechatronic arm exoskeleton, which he calls the MAXFAS. Designed…