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Soft Robots Help Shoulder the Burden

Dissertation in One Minute

Specializing in wearable robotics, PhD student Connor McCann focuses on developing assistive devices, particularly a soft wearable robot designed to aid shoulder joint movement. The robot incorporates textile components, that, when inflated with air, provide upward assistance to the shoulder joint, which can benefit individuals with ALS or stroke survivors, as well as healthy individuals seeking relief from shoulder strain. In this video, McCann delves into his journey with soft robotics, discussing the challenges and rewards of creating devices that seamlessly integrate with the human body. Watch to learn more about McCann’s cutting-edge research and its potential impact on assistive technology and the future of wearable robotics.

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