November meeting

Meet the project team:Group Photo 17-11-2015sm2

Back Row: Rory O’Connor, Tim Helps, Luke Hampshire, Ruth Goodridge , Russell Harris, Alex Bowen.

Front Row: Sarah Manns, Ailie Turton, Abbas Dehghani-Sanij, Uriel Martinez Hernandez, Arjan Buis, Jonathan Rossiter

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.