Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther


Photo: Man walking up some stairs with the soft robotic exosuit; Copyright: Rolex Awards/Fred Merz

The soft robotic exosuit (shown here from the side) was worn by stroke patients on the hemiparetic side of their bodies. By assisting during the stance and swing phases of their gait cycles, it enabled them to walk faster and farther on a 30-meter walkway.