TrousersFest @ Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Today we hosted TrousersFest at Bristol Robotics Laboratory!

At TrousersFest, we invited fellow academics, our funders and our focus groups back to the lab to show them what we have achieved during The Right Trousers Project.

We were especially happy to welcome back many of the guests who kindly gave their time and advice during focus groups at the start of the project. Their interviews were invaluable to us and helped to guide the project to where it is today!

We got some great positive feedback from guests during the event:

“Great work – please keep going with this research – it’s amazing!”

“Looking forward to seeing this for sale!”

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.