Research Paper on Proprioceptive Artificial Muscles is now available online

We’re happy to announce that The Right Trousers is now published in the highest impact factor robotics journal in the world, Soft Robotics!

Dr Tim Helps’ paper describes how artificial muscles can be made to be proprioceptive (self-sensing) by driving them using conductive working fluids. This could allow The Right Trousers of the future to detect your posture, allowing them to improve your stability, prevent falls, and predict your movements more accurately!

The paper has been published Open Access so is available to read for all! Read it here!

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.