Grants to fund hybrid walking exoskeleton research at University of Pittsburgh

3 years ago   |   By Healio

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have received two grants totaling $500,209 from the National Science Foundation to research walking exoskeletons.Nitin Sharma, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and material science at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, will lead the research, which aims to create a hybrid system optimizing the benefits of both functional electrical stimulation (FES) and powered exoskeletons. FES uses low-level electrical currents to activate the exoskeleton wearer's leg muscles, while powered exoskeletons utilize...
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