Artificial Intelligence

Soft Robotic Clothing for the Elderly and Disabled

  • The wearables, which will come in the form of garments such as robotic trousers, will provide strength while walking and offer bionic support during actions such as standing up and climbing stairs. They could even be used to replace cumbersome mobility aids such as stairlifts.
  • It uses body and environmental sensors to determine when the wearer needs some assistance, for example when walking up stairs or when they are a bit wobbly on their feet. It then automatically reacts to assist the wearer by employing artificial muscles built into the fabric to give extra mobility, strength and stability.
  • The reason for the projected high levels of adoption of the technology lies in its level of comfort, as it will be no more bulky than a padded jacket or protective sportswear.

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