HRSL Hip Exoskeleton
The HRSL Hip Exoskeleton is a modular, adjustable robotic exoskeleton with the capability to transmit torque about one or both hip joints. The exoskeleton can adjust for different hip sizes using a tightening hip and lower back brace and for various leg lengths using a pin locking mechanism. This allows the exoskeleton to be fitted for many different body types and subjects spanning a wide range of demographics. Since the design is almost entirely made of 3D printed parts, it is lightweight, with the total mass being about 1.25 kg. Furthermore, the Dephy actuator used in the exoskeleton is highly backdriveable, which allows for easy movement while it is powered off.
This device is primarily used to study how humans learn to cooperatively walk with wearable robotic systems.