Gadget Show Live!

The Right Trousers project exhibited at the 2016 Gadget Show Live between 30 March and 3 April. We demonstrated the potential of soft robotics to help with assistance and rehabilitation.  There were over 100,000 visitors (!) and we estimate that we talked to over 4,000 of them!

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Published by The Right Trousers

The Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living project is an £2 m ESPRC funded initiative spanning 7 universities. The aim of the project is to develop wearable soft robotic technologies which exhibit sophisticated sensing, actuation and control and can be fabricated into soft robotic clothing which will help disabled and older people move around easily and unaided. The soft robotic clothing will help vulnerable people avoid falls by supporting them whilst walking, give people added bionic strength to move between sitting and standing positions and help people climb stairs.