Exoskeletons in rehabilitation


Photo: a person helps another person wearing an exoskeleton; Copyright: Ekso Bionics Europe GmbH

The EksoNR weighs 25 kilograms and is self-supporting. Thanks to four hours of battery life, patients can travel up to 12 kilometers using the four motors. Patients take steps by either shifting their weight or by pressing a button.

Photo: a man wears an exoskeleton on his right ankle. He is walking on a treadmill; Copyright: University of Michigan/Robotics Institute

Testing an ankle-joint exoskeleton in the University of Michigan Neurobionics Laboratory.

Exoskeletons must be adjusted to the body

Foto: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Fromann