Twin: Robotic Exoskeleton for Lower Limbs

Twin: Robotic Exoskeleton for Lower Limbs

Author: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT
Published: 2024/02/23
Publication Type: Announcement / Notification – Peer-Reviewed: N/A
Contents: Summary – Main – Related Publications

Synopsis: TWIN is a wearable robot for individuals with reduced or absent motor abilities, enabling them to stand up, maintain an upright position, walk, and sit. The motorized exoskeleton TWIN is an external structure capable of enhancing the physical abilities of the wearer. It has been designed to allow individuals with reduced or even absent motor abilities in the lower limbs, such as in cases of complete spinal cord injuries, to maintain an upright position, walk with the assistance of crutches or walkers (as the exoskeleton is not self-balancing), and to stand up and sit down.

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TWIN is the name of the new robotic exoskeleton for lower limbs, designed and developed by Rehab Technologies IIT – INAIL, the joint laboratory between the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Italian Institute of Technology) and the Prosthetic Center of INAIL (the prosthetic unit of the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work), which will allow patients to wear it more easily. Presented in Milan during a press conference held at the Museum of [...]

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