Powered exoskeleton

powered exoskeleton (also known as power armorpowered armorpowered suitcybernetic suitcybernetic armorexosuithardsuitexoframe or augmented mobility) is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of electric motorspneumaticslevershydraulics, or a combination of technologies that allow for limb movement with increased strength and endurance. Its design aims to provide back support, sense the user’s motion, and send a signal to motors which manage the gears. The exoskeleton supports the shoulder, waist and thigh, and assists movement for lifting and holding heavy items, while lowering back stress.

A powered exoskeleton differs from a passive exoskeleton due to the fact that a passive exoskeleton is not powered. However, similar to a powered exoskeleton, it does give mechanical benefits to the user. This also explains the difference to orthotics. An orthosis should promote the activity of muscle work and, in the best case, regain it.

What is the ReStore Exo-Suit?

Resources : https://rewalk.com/

ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, turn, and climb and descend stairs*. ReWalk is the first exoskeleton to receive FDA clearance for personal and rehabilitation use in the United States.

Restore Exo-Suite

ReStore is a powered, lightweight soft exo-suit intended for use in the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb disability due to stroke. It is the only post-stroke gait training solution that provides both dorsiflexion and plantarflexion assistance to facilitate functional gait training.