TEDxBarcelona: Robotic exoskeletons to walk again

Robotic exoskeletons are external supporting structures that are placed on the user’s body to reinforce or restore human performance with powered movement. Exoskeletons can help persons with physical disabilities due to spinal cord injury or stroke to regain mobility, increasing independence and rehabilitating earlier.

At the beginning of this year, Josep Maria Font, Director of the Biomechanical Engineering Lab (BIOMEC) at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Co-founder and Scientific Director of ABLE Human Motion, gave a talk at TEDxBarcelona focused on the current state of exoskeleton technology, its applications and the pending challenges for the industry.

He discussed the clinical evidence on the benefits in rehabilitation and future challenges and trends. He also presented the story of the ABLE project, from the first steps at the BIOMEC-UPC research group to the creation and valorization process of the startup ABLE Human Motion.

His conference is open-access and easily accessible on YouTube. Check the link below and discover the interesting world of exoskeletons!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BMEf1fTWtw