Modular Load Exoskeleton
Our newest project is MLX, or the Modular Leg Exoskeleton. MLX is a newer, better version of Leg Exoskeleton (LEXO). The hip and joint actuation has been updated and is designed to assist general movement and double strength. It features active joint design to actively actuate every joint in motion so it won't feel like you are moving the exoskeleton. This project competed in the 2019 Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton competition, and won first place.
Our project for the 2016-2017 was a load-bearing leg exoskeleton called Lexo (Leg Exoskeleton) designed to offload a weight of at least 70 lbs to the ground. While offloading the weight, it still allows the user to move in the same way as without the suit, completely unhindered. The suit is designed to help with emergency rescue workers who need to carry large amounts of equipment on their person. The ultimate goal of the suit is to reduce the strain on the user as well as the metabolic cost of walking with the suit and weight as opposed to just carrying the weight itself.
- Carries a payload of 100lbs
- Several hour battery life
- Allows for same range of motion as healthy adult
- Adjusts to heights between 5'8"-6'2"
Single Arm Motorized Exoskeleton
Built in 2015, SAM-E is the first prototype of our upper-body exoskeleton system. It was designed with the goal of increasing the strength of the elbow proportionally to muscle signals from the biceps and triceps.
- Ultimate goal to give 30 lbs of extra lifting strength
- Does not require the use of buttons/switches to control
- Costs approximately $1000 in materials to make
- Has electrical and mechanical stops to ensure the suit cannot injure the user under any circumstance.