The motorized exoskeleton consists of a motorized arm, backplate, shoulder straps and hip belt. The user's arm is placed in orthoses at the elbow joints and wrists. No residual movement in the arm or functioning nerve signals in the arm is required for use. Motors in the shoulder and elbow joints allow the user to raise, lower, bend and straighten the arm. There is also the possibility of rotation of the wrist. This allows the user to perform everyday activities such as drinking, eating and maintaining personal hygiene.
- Category: Orthopedic assistive device
- Assists movement in: Shoulder, elbow and rotation of the wrist
- Area of use: Activities of daily living (eg eating, drinking, scratching).
- Customization: Control mechanisms and body harnesses can be adapted to the user's evolving needs and abilities