STARX was started in the Spring of 2015 by students at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering with the goal of designing and building a powered exoskeleton which could augment the strength of a healthy adult. To accomplish this, our high-level plan is to first design a strength-augmenting upper-body exoskeleton, then design a load-bearing leg exoskeleton, and finally integrate the two into a full suit. We are currently a team of approximately 25 students from a multitude of disciplines.
From left to right: Kevin Rabideau, Niraj Patel, Anne Gu
- Over the 2019-2020 academic year, we hope to:
- Make improvements on the Modular Leg Exoskeleton design.
- Increase the efficency of the Modular Leg Exoskeleton, and create a printed circuit board for the arm.
- Accurately characterize the gait cycle.
- Investigate more into controls.