The Harmony Robotic Exoskeleton is Designed For the Upper Body

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 5, 2015
References: news.utexas.edu & gizmag
Harmony is a rehab robot exoskeleton, developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin, that is a two-armed device that uses mechanical feedback and sensors to offer therapy to patients with neurological and spinal injuries.

The purpose of this robotic exoskeleton is to provide full upper-body therapy while mimicking natural motion, thereby allowing patients to learn to do things, such as eating or dressing, that can become very difficult in the wake of neurological and spinal injuries.

This rehab robot goes to show how years of cutting-edge research and development can lead to solutions that stand to change the lives of people with serious and debilitating injuries, allowing them to enjoy a semblance of normality in their day to day routines.