Support the research & development of a land walker prototype for disabled wheelchair users. all humans have the right to walk upright.
Research & Develop a cybernetic wearable walking system for disabled individuals.
this device will enable the user to stand from a sitting position, walk, squat, kick, stand on one foot, bend forward, traverse over rough terrain, climb stairs & ladders, powerwalk and possibly even jog.
there are a few research groups working on cyber suits already. however, being a gymnast, a computer scientist, robotics engineer, and quadrapalegic for over 30 years, i feel that i have a unique advantage and deeper understanding of this new and emerging field than most.
1st, the exoskeletal structure will be constructed out of pvc material for the working prototype, then carbon fiber and titanium plate for the final design. this will ensure an ultralight custom form fit to each users body shape.
next, sensors and rotary actuators will be wired up and bolted into place. after proper testing via umbilical line, an onboard computer and power system will be installed.
parts are purchased in phases as funds become available. the target estimate is initially set to $10k and may fluctuate as the project matures.
we are currently looking for inspired researchers, designers, sponsors, investors, PR & marketing agents, PT's, OT's, orthopedic engineers, biofeedback technicians, electronics/robotics engineers, etc.
our progress will be posted online on a monthly basis. we will add the link here soon.
"let's make the great wheelchair invention obsolete!"
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if you pledge $1000, we will build you a non-motorized exoskeletal body suit taylored to fit your shape and size!
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