Healthy Aging Speaker Series | Fall 2021 Soft Wearable Robots for Augmenting and Restoring Human Performance

Speaker: Conor J. Walsh, Paul A. Maeder Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

When: NOON (12 PM EST), November 4th, Thursday, Where: ZOOM

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Moderator: Ann Forsyth, Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University

This talk will give an overview of our work on developing disruptive soft wearable robot technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance and how we characterize their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies so as to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with such machines. Our efforts are the result a multidisciplinary team of students and research staff with backgrounds in engineering, materials science, apparel design, industrial design, biomechanics, and physical therapy, in addition to valuable collaborations with colleagues from Harvard, Boston University, and beyond. Our long term vision is for ubiquitous soft wearable robots that can be worn all day, every day, in the community, home, sporting and workplace environments.

Conor Walsh GSD Talk 2021

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