Exoskeletons are an emerging field of engineering that is already allowing thousands of disabled people to regain arm movement and even paralyzed people to walk upright. To help promote the development of new devices and get people excited about exoskeletons, an educational kit is being promoted through a Kickstart funding campaign.
The EduExo kit consists of a set of parts, including those to construct the exoskeleton frame, a motor, force sensor, and an Arduino computer board to control the device. Accompanying instructions guide the construction of the device and how to go about programming its computer so that it reacts naturally to the user’s own movements. Moreover, there is also help for developing video games that can be played using the exoskeleton, potentially serving as an at-home rehab system for people recovering from a stroke.
Here’s an introductory video promoting the EduExo Kickstarter campaign:
Kickstarter campaign: EduExo: The First Robotic Exoskeleton Kit for STEM Education…
(hat tip: Robohub)