Soft robotic exosuit makes stroke survivors walk faster and farther

Using an untethered version of their soft exosuit that carries its own battery and motor, Harvard and Boston University researchers showed in a cohort of six post-stroke survivors with hemiparesis that their device could significantly increase individuals’ walking speed by an average 0.14 meters per second. These same individuals, when asked to walk as far as they can in 6 minutes, were able to go 32 meters farther, on average.