The EduExo kit started as a side project, and has been in development for about a year. Several hardware and software prototypes have been developed to evaluate and test ideas. In addition, the outline and a draft of the handbook and tutorial have been written. The results are very promising, so we decided to turn the prototypes into a product. We hope to finish the development in 2017, and offer the EduExo to interested users, schools and universities.
eduexo.com started as a website to inform about (and eventually distribute) the EduExo kit, but it will be extended beyond the original purpose to provide information and articles about robotic exoskeletons.
Initiator and developer
Volker recently passed his PhD defense at the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at ETH in Zürich, Switzerland. His research focused on the development of lower extremity robotic exoskeletons.
Over the last couple of years he was involved in several exoskeleton projects including a gait rehabilitation exoskeleton, an exosuit project, an open source modular exoskeleton, a research exoskeleton and the VariLeg exoskeleton for users with paraplegia. Additionally he was involved for three years as an exoskeleton expert in the 2016 Cybathlon. Volker is responsible for the technical development of the EduExo.
Advisor science and technology
Camila is an Electrical Engineer specialized in biomedical signal processing and gait biomechanics. She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, USA. Her thesis, done at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, focused on balance recovery of unilateral above-knee amputees to trips during walking. She is currently a Post-doctoral Associate at the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is interested in locomotor control, balance, and rehabilitation, as well as scientific outreach to the general population. She supports EduExo with project strategy.
Advisor robotics and virtual reality
Christoph holds a PhD in robotics from the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focused on the development of mobile robotic systems. He supported the EduExo projects on questions concerning robotics and virtual reality.