MotorSkins

MotorSkins

Facundo Gutierrez, Juan Opitz-Silva & José Villatoro

 

 

Fluid-driven exosuit that helps people walk more easily.

 

 

MotorSkins’ unique system is inspired by the hygroscopic movement of plants. The result is a bio-inspired, passively actuated system that harvests the potential energy in a person’s gait, using each step to power the next one. Taking advantage of the flexibility provided by digital fabrication techniques, Motorskins aims to enhance the autonomy of people with walking difficulties through a new paradigm of comfortable, tailored and affordable assistive technology.

 

Mentor: Dr. Ing. Khashayar Razghandi

 

 

 

Date

June 27, 2019

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