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This Soft Robot Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease Walk

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Living with Parkinson’s comes with a whole host of challenges. Robots can help make life easier people for who have this disease. It is a soft robotic garment that can be worn around the hips and thighs. This robot provides a gentle push to the hips as the legs swing and prevents freezing, which are a typical cause of fall for Parkinson’s sufferers.

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Soft robotic device improves walking for individual with Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Boston University and Harvard are behind this. This robot allows patients to walk without any special training. With assist on, it uses smart algorithms to analyze data collected by sensors to generate assistive force in tandem with muscle movements.

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