A current Canadian study examines the benefits of the use of exoskeletons early during recovery from a spinal cord injury.
From the 9th-10th May the University of Limerick was the meeting point for highly motivated and good-humoured XoSoft team members from all over Europe. They invested their time during those two days to move research and design elements forward in the development of the XoSoft alpha prototype.
Advancement in healthcare and medicine and other comforts of modernity make us live longer than our ancestors: the life expectancy of the average European nearly doubled during the last century. As life expectancy increases, however, so does the number of older people with mild to moderate disability.
After the project start on February 1st, partners through out the project have been working hard on getting the ball rolling. Under the guidance of Dr Leonard O’Sullivan from University of Limerick, a number of meetings have been conducted with members from the various user groups to help define and fulfil their requirements and needs.