The first piece of innovation at the Rise Robotics lab was a passive mechanical hip belt to give the user the feeling of floating in water while suspended in an exoskeleton. Referred to as the Hip Belt, it consisted of a series of concealed cables and pulleys donned around the waist to unload the hip from stresses.  The configuration allowed for the support of a person's full weight without any imposition or restriction on their motion.


August 02012