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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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

Focus Group – individuals who have had strokes

Today we held our first user focus group during which eight individuals who have had strokes came to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.  The group were incredibly generous with their time and their constructive comments.  We had a really great afternoon of discussions and brain storming and came away with a greater perspective on this important potential user group.

During the focus group Bethan Mure, a local artist, took visual notes in the form of cartoons to help us form our thoughts and to remember the key points of discussion.  Bethan’s work was superb – you can see the results below – and really captured the spirit and range of discussions.

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The Right Trousers!

The Right Trousers is an EPSRC funded research project which aims to develop new soft robotic technologies that will help older people and people with disabilities to live more independently and with greater quality of life. It is a collaboration between six UK research institutes.

The soft robotic technology could 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.

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