symbio: exoskeleton for walking rehabilitation

Bronze
2020

symbio is an exoskeleton for use in walking rehabilitation. Its aesthetics and engineering were designed to foster a natural gait and a fit that looks and feels more like putting on sportswear rather than a bulky, intimidating machine. Inspired by the human body’s flesh and bones, symbio has a layered structure of soft fabric that starts closest to body with kevlar and carbon fiber layers on top that become progressively more rigid toward the exoskeletal limbs. Symbio’s hip joints and mounting system for the motors and limbs allow for natural movement at the core. The symbiotic machine-learning-enabled processor controls the motors and provides the right amount of force in the right place, at the right time.

Designed by: Brandon Comer of ArtCenter College of Design

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