Back Exoskeleton to Assist Lifting


We have developed a light-weight, low-cost exoskeleton for the back that assists its wearer in lifting objects. The exoskeleton completely offloads the weight of the wearer's torso, enabling them to pick up objects to around 25-30% of their bodyweight without additional strain or enabling them to use minimal energy to bend forward and straighten again.

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Consumer Products
For Information, Contact:
Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 443-9218
Alan Asbeck
Sarah Beauchamp
Jack Geissinger
Taylor Pesek
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