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This apparatus merges two helpful therapeutic situations for people, mainly older adults, suffering from painful knees or Osteoarthritis: walking inside the water as well as spending time out of the pool doing daily routines. Legs can easily move through the water inside the trousers-like containers which are supported by robotic exoskeletons. An exoskeleton inspired from a leg of an ostrich; it has two main missions: 1.bearing the overload of the whole system, including the inside water; 2.moving the structure forward. Neurotic sensors on the hip joints of the user set orders to the exoskeletons on each leg to move as a self-propulsion.
University of Tehran