The version on display is still a prototype, but all of the functionality is in place, using a motorized pulley system to bring mobility to legs impacted by stroke.
The device, now known as the Restore soft-suit, relies on a motor built into a waistband that controls a pair of cables that operate similarly to bicycle brakes, lifting a footplate in the shoe and moving the whole leg in the process. The unaffected leg, meanwhile, has sensors that measure the wearer’s gait while walking, syncing up the two legs’ movement.
ReWalk Robotics makes progress with its soft exoskeleton
July 19, 2017
From ReWalk Robotics shows off a soft exosuit designed to bring mobility to stroke patients on TechCrunch: