First child-exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy

This is the world’s first infant exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy.   Watch the video…

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) introduces the first infant exoskeleton which is designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative illness which affects one in ten thousand babies in Spain.

It’s made of aluminium and titanium, weights 12 kilos and is designed to help patients walk- in some cases for the first time.

Furthermore, it will also be used in physiotherapy in hospitals to prevent the secondary effects associated with the loss of mobility in this illness.

The technology, which has been patented and licensed jointly by CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council) and its technology-based business unit, Marsi Bionics, is currently in the preclinical phase.


source csic