Walking with robots<span>Conor Walsh</span>
2016 Laureate, Applied Technology
By marrying textile science with robotics, Conor Walsh, an Irish biomedical engineer, and a team of experts at the Harvard Biodesign Lab are revolutionizing how patients worldwide recover from traumas such as stroke and learn to walk again.
Boston, United States
It’s not a replacement for normal rehabilitation therapy. It’s a new tool for extending and accelerating it.
Fifteen million people have strokes every year. Five million learn to walk again but the process can be slow, painful and costly. Conor Walsh is determined to change that. To accelerate and ease rehabilitation, the John L. Loeb Associate
Professor of Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and his team of engineers, IT experts, apparel designers, clinicians and neuroscientists at Harvard University are making robots you can wear.
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