INAIL - Sistemi Cibernetici Collaborativi - Esoscheletri
The collaboration with INAIL (Italian Workers' compensation Authority) will allow the development of a new generation of industrial exoskeletons for a wide variety of uses: automotive, manufacturing, maintenance, construction, agricultural, etc. The prototypes are being designed based on User Centred Design principles to ensure a complete integration with the industry, working in close collaboration with end users during all the design and development process.
XoSoft as a project focuses on the development of a soft biomimetic exoskeleton to assist people with mobility impairments. This project will deliver a modular exoskeleton for the lower limb made of soft materials as an assistive device for persons with low to moderate mobility restrictions. The development of exoskeletons using soft materials is an innovative field with many relevant potential applications. Approaches allowing more compact, low weight and comfortable solutions are strongly needed. A small number of important developments in this respect have been made, which will enable the development of soft exoskeletons.
XoSoft will help increase mobility and improve health and quality of life of people with walking impairments. The needs of multiple stakeholders have been included in the design process. The users groups who are actively involved and whose needs are specifically detailed in the design specifications are: Primary Users (i.e. elderly, stroke patients, incomplete SCI), Secondary Users (i.e. doctor, physiotherapist, carer, family member) and Tertiary Users (i.e. social welfare, health insurance, policy makers, advocacy groups).
The XoSoft consortium is a well-balanced combination of partners with complementary knowledge areas and skills. The project comprises 9 partners from 7 European countries, including key players from industry and academia. Each partner will address specific challenges and deliver high quality results, leading to the successful accomplishment of XoSoft.
- Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT (Coordinator)
- Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, ES
- Stichting Saxion, NL
- University of Limerick, IE
- Zurcher Hichschule fur Angewandte Wissenshcaften, CH
- Roessingh Research and Development BV, NL
- Accelopment AG, CH
- Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien GGMBH, DE
- Össur HF, IS
Robo-Mate is a user-friendly intelligent wearable human-robotic exoskeleton for manual handling work in different industries. Prototypes of its three modules have been tested in the lab and are now undergoing tests at our industry partners. The exoskeleton will be deployable within half a day and not require task specific programming.
The project comprises 12 partners from 7 European countries, including key players from industry and academia. The consortium is a partnership of leaders in complementary fields of expertise, creating a unique formula to tackle critical challenges in the development and demonstration of exoskeletons for industrial application.
- Zurich University of Applied Science, CH (Coordinator)
- accelopment AG, CH
- Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.A., IT
- Compa S.A., RO
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., DE
- Güdel AG, CH
- Indra SAS, FR
- Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT
- MRK-Systeme GmbH, DE
- Ropardo SRL, RO
- The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, NL
- University of Limerick, IE