A robotic hip exoskeleton for amputees

Autonomous, powered hip exoskeleton could help with mobility for people with above-knee amputations.

A powered hip exoskeleton being tested on an above-knee amputee
A model of the powered hip exoskeleton, left, shows the actuation system. A close-up view, centre, shows the exoskeleton on a study participant. At right, a participant walks with the exoskeleton on a treadmill. Credit: Marshall K Ishmael et al / Nature Medicine