Provide walking support to one or both legs with single device
Biomechanics researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, led by Philippe Malcolm, PhD, have developed a passive hip exoskeleton for rehabilitation and walking assistance.
The brace is easy to use, can be worn underneath clothing, and provides walking assistance to one or both legs at the same time.
The device stores and returns elastic energy in parallel with the wearer’s hip flexors and extensors.
Patient populations that would benefit from the passive hip exoskeleton include those suffering from stroke, multiple sclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, or any other population suffering from asymmetric gait patterns.
To learn more about this technology, contact Tyler Scherr, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-2140.