Catalyst Awardee

Project Description

Development of Body Exoskeleton

Jung-Tang Huang, PhD, Po-Hsiang Chuang, MS (student), En-Yu Lin, MS (student), Chih-Ming Chuang, MS (student), Pei-Ying Chang (undergraduate), Pei-En Wu (undergraduate), Chien-Hsun Wang (undergraduate), Ping-Lun Tsai (undergraduate) | National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Competition Sponsor: Academia Sinica
Awardee Year: 2020

This project will develop a High-load powered body exoskeleton device (patent pending) that is used to lift people. It also can prevent the disease of the waist (L5/S1) for people who work on a long-term job and provide a safer way to transfer elders from A to B. On the other hand, it decreases the speed of physical exertion when somebody carrying heavy objects or lifting people. It can also achieve the effect of preventive health care, improve production efficiency, and reduce costs. Based on longevity society, our exoskeleton target customers include healthcare providers, occupational safety/health purposes, logistics-last-mile delivery, consumer and recreational markets.

As a door opener, we are focusing on the healthcare provider. We are providing a solution to reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. The procurement scheme is constructing with the subscription service with both hardware and management software. To the healthcare employer, our product not only protects the caregivers but also is an edge supervise solution of healthcare management—our gold triangle build-up with healthcare employers and caregivers. High-load powered exoskeleton (HLPE) makes a stepping stone into longevity society.

HLPE with Innovative Hub Servo solution, which a hub style high-torque actuator and patent-pending planetary-gear speed reducer with regional manufacturing resources in Taiwan. It gives us active and intelligent lifting torque also with a friendly price. i.e., we meet the general market.

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View this project poster, first displayed at the 2021 Global Innovator Summit.

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