Engineering Design Celebration
210: Detection and visualization of gait events in individuals wearking an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO)
Kaitlyn Downer, Ashley-Amber Cannon, Christopher McCartney, Chesca Basilio
Sponsor: Elasthetics LLC
At Elasthetics, our mission is to develop comfortable robots to assist the motion of children with disabilities. Our products deploy soft motors, AKA artificial muscles, to create comfortable and natural assist. DE-AFO is our first product. Powered by artificial muscles, DE-AFO, is a robotic ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for children with cerebral palsy (CP) to help them walk more comfortably and longer. DE-AFO is subject-specific to fit the children with different deviation and deformities; it is modular for cost-efficient maintenance; it is scalable to accommodate for the child growth; it is acoustically noiseless and low profile to be less conspicuous and fit in normal-size shoes.
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ashutosh Khandha
Presentation Time: 2:00 – 2:30
Room #: Auditorium 125