BMBF Project – ExoPflege

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A patient is repositioned with the aid of an exoskeleton.

In Detail

The aim of this project is to develop a user-friendly, actively driven and anthropomorphic exoskeleton demonstrator to support caregivers. Considering the transfer of unconscious and anesthetized patients as use case, the demonstrator will be optimized and evaluated with members of the partner hospital staff. The Department of Biomechatronic Systems acts in this project as a research partner, focusing on the biomechanical design, the mechanical human-exoskeleton interfaces and the methods for inferring the user need for support for the active exoskeleton system. The consortium consists of SME as technology partners and the Diakonie-Klinikum in Stuttgart as end-user partner.