WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GREAT INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION

ABLE is looking for candidates who were born to be engineers for a purpose: those who are crazy enough to think they can help build a better world, those who want to improve human lives through technology, those who have the curiosity to understand how things work and those who get excited when the solution to the problem is not yet found. We are passionate, curious and creative engineers building a cutting-edge technology company to turn disability into ABILITY.

If you want to be part of it, please send your CV to hello@ablehumanmotion.com

OPEN POSITIONS

COMMUNITY MANAGER | Part-time

Position

  • Would you enjoy working on a project that can improve many people’s lives? Do you want to contribute to a more inclusive society? Are you a social media savvy?
  • We are looking for a young, highly motivated and creative Community Manager to join our team. He/She will be in charge of creating the company’s content in Social Media and improving the current website.
  • Join us and bring your passion to better communicate our project and raise awareness on disability!

Responsibilities

  • Set and implement social media campaigns to increase the company’s visibility.
  • Plan social content to ensure it is regular, relevant and engaging.
  • Provide engaging text, image and video content.
  • Generate new and creative ideas for communication.
  • Create new content to improve the current website of the company.
  • Contribute to building a fresh company’s brand image.

Requirements

  • Passion for social media and new technologies.
  • Desire to make the world a better place.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Outgoing personality and empathy.
  • Creativity and proactivity.
  • Experience with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn.

Desired requirements

  • Experience building websites with WordPress.
  • Understanding the consequences of living with a physical disability from personal experience.*
  • Ability to interpret website traffic and online customer engagement metrics.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Digital Marketing studies or relevant field.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

*Since we want to increase diversity and inclusiveness in our team, we highly encourage candidates with physical disabilities to apply.

If you are interested, please send your CV to hello@ablehumanmotion.com

MASTER THESIS | “Design of a clutchable knee joint actuator for a lower-limb exoskeleton”

Description

People with lower-limb paralysis are not able to stand by themselves, therefore the highest motor consumption during walking occurs in the stance phase (when the leg is fully extended supporting the body weight). To improve the efficiency of the system, instead of applying the torque with the motor in the stance phase, it is proposed to block the joint through an electromagnetic clutch. Design, build, test and compare this new solution with the current one will be your job!

Objectives

  • Design the new knee joint of the exoskeleton incorporating an electromagnetic clutch together with a motor and a gearbox, while optimizing its weight, size and cost.
  • Build the resulting knee joint, integrate it to the ABLE exoskeleton and compare its performance with the current one during walking.
Requirements

  • Knowledge in mechanics, mechanical design and machine calculation.
  • Experience in Solidworks, finite element analysis and manufacturing.
  • Master student in Industrial Engineering (Mechanics specialization) or similar.
  • Desire to understand and solve hard problems with creative solutions.
  • Proactive, dynamic and positive attitude.
  • Teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Part-time dedication in our offices.

Possibility to complement the Master Thesis with an internship in the company.

If you are interested, please send your CV to hello@ablehumanmotion.com

MASTER THESIS | “Design and development of passive ankle joint prototypes for a lower-limb exoskeleton”

Description

Even though the ABLE exoskeleton only actuates the knee (ankle is rigid), literature indicates that the ankle joint contributes the most in terms of energy consumption during human locomotion. Therefore, if we want to recreate a natural gait pattern it is important to also consider the ankle joint, exploring this will be your job!

Objectives

  • Understand the ankle-foot biomechanics in healthy and impaired subjects during the different phases of the gait.
  • Design and develop passive ankle joint prototypes based in spring elements to improve human locomotion. The goal is to store energy during the initial stance phase to later force propulsion forward during the terminal stance (ankle push-off).
  • Integrate the prototypes into the current exoskeleton and test them in healthy and impaired subjects.
Requirements

  • Desire to understand and solve hard problems with creative solutions.
  • Proactive, dynamic and positive attitude.
  • Teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in Mechanical Design, designing components and systems with strength and mass constraints.
  • Part-time dedication in our offices.

Possibility to complement the Master Thesis with an internship in the company.

If you are interested, please send your CV to hello@ablehumanmotion.com