Japet’s Atlas device uses exoskeleton technology to relieve and rehabilitate back pain – TechCrunch

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Exoskeleton brace is suppose to relieve back pain and help rehabilitate people. The device is to be used twice daily for 30-45 minutes while doing simple exercises. Current problem with the device is the price which is rather expensive and most patients would not be able to afford it. Rehabilitation centers are the market they are currently looking to sell to.

Key Takeaways:

  • The pair worked together developing robotic hands for children with disabilities, before parting ways to start on other projects in health technology.
  • The brace is designed to relieve pain while helping to rehabilitate the patient, using four micro-motors to apply pressure to the spine, while analyzing movement with a series of on-board sensors.
  • The information that’s gathered is transferred to the tablet via Bluetooth, wherein the data is analyzed and progress is tracked over time.

“The brace is designed to relieve pain while helping to rehabilitate the patient, using four micro-motors to apply pressure to the spine, while analyzing movement with a series of on-board sensors.”

https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/05/japet-atlas/

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