Design of a new concept of exoskeleton for the disabled support


An exoskeleton is a device capable of supporting the human body from the outside, in contrast with the normal human skeleton that supports the body from the inside. The exoskeletons are designed to allow people suffering from movement disorders to walk or to increase strength and endurance. Exoskeletons currently on the market are bulky and difficult to use, since it does not provide control of balance or gait. The other important aspect is that most of the current exoskeletons not mimic the normal human gait, which is a highly complex and change when we walk forward or backward, climb or descend a slope. The goal of this project, funded by M.E.S. S.p.A., is therefore to deal with the design problem of exoskeletons from a new concept.