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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wearable, artificially intelligent device that provides power and assists individuals with paraplegia to stand and walk. The eLEGS is an exoskeletal orthosis for the legs that provides support for standing and and initiates leg movement. eLEGS has a unique knee flexion that provides a natural human gait that allows it to handle mixed terrains and reach speeds in excess of 2 miles per hour in certain conditions. It consists of two frames with electric motors at the hip, knee and ankle that are attached to the legs with Velcro straps and a backpack containing a computer that controls the leg frames. eLEGS is esigned to fit most individuals between 5 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches and able to self-transfer from his or her wheelchair. The device fits over an individual’s clothing and shoes. eLEGS is battery-powered and employs a gesture-based human-machine interface which, using sensors, observes the gestures of the user to determine their intentions. The computer in the backpack utilizes input frome sensors and input devices to assist in coordinating an individual’s stride.
CAPACITY: 200 pounds. TITLE: Berkeley Bionics eLEGS Exoskeleton Gets Paraplegics on Their Legs. WEBSITE: medGadget. REF: http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2010/10/berkeley_bionics_elegs_exoskel....