- Consumer, Defense
- Full-Sized Caplex System
- Custom Hip-Knee-Ankle and Ankle Exoskeletons
- Custom GUI, Custom Controller
The race is on to realize practical, comfortable, and effective exoskeleton designs that significantly reduce the effort required to walk, run, and more. Grounded in first principles, and combining emulation-based methods with human-in-the-loop optimization, the Stanford Biomechatronics Lab is leading the charge, having realized massive 50% reductions in some conditions. Stay tuned to this page as Steve Collins and his team continue to raise the bar on what is possible, including translating these methods into real-world portable systems by leveraging the massive data set they’ve built via emulation experiments.
In today’s workforce status quo, certain jobs inevitably come with a higher risk for bodily injury. Warehouse operators, construction workers, health care workers, agricultural workers, and many essential jobs require lifting, bending, and repetitive movement that can strain the back and body.
Featured Research Publications
Slade P, Kochenderfer MJ, Delp SL, Collins SH. (2022) Nature.
Comparing optimized exoskeleton assistance of the hip, knee, and ankle in single and multi-joint configurations. Wearable Technologies, 2:e16
Sanz-Pena I, Jeong H, Kim H. (2023) Cambridge University Press.
Poggensee, K. L., Collins, S. H. (2021) Science Robotics.
Song, S., Collins, S. H. (2021) IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.