Soft Exosuit for Running
Building upon previous soft exosuit technology, researchers at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS have developed a soft exosuit for running. This exosuit applies forces to the hip joint using thin, flexible wires, assisting the muscles during each stride. Using an off-board actuation system, compared to not wearing the exosuit, this exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running by 5.4%. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
This study was funded by the DARPA Warrior Web program, the National Science Foundation, Samsung, Wyss Institute, and Harvard Paulson School.