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D E S T E K / Wearable Body Assistant


Loss of mobility and independence are part of the main consequences of paraplegia. D E S T E K have been inspired and developed to provide mobility to paraplegic patients, enables them to stand up and walk again, provides complete mobilization of the lower-limbs, which is a first step toward enabling the user to regain independence in activities of the daily living. With a focus on improved interaction such as, users can independently wear and control it.Most important feature for user to be independent is the self lacing system. A custom motor and gear train senses the tension needed by the leg and adjusts accordingly to keep the leg snug.


Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

Melisa Tutku Şekerci,
Middle East Technical University