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Synchronic Walking Assistant / assisting walking device

Synchronic Walking Assistant
Synchronic Walking Assistant

This concept is an intelligent alternative to common assisting devices. The device supports humans during the process of rehabilitation with chronical and temporary diseases of joints/muscles. It is supposed to stabilize and enhance muscle-activity and joint-mobility without creating negative side-effects. The synchronized movement and individual adjustments of the device offer new possibities for therapies, more stability, safety and a more dynamic ability to walk. The design is a result of technological interpretations of the anatomical/physiological archetype of the human nature as well as the invention of a new kind of assisting devices.

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Hochschule für Gestaltung

Hochschule für Gestaltung
Darmstadt, Germany

Markus Kurkowski
Professor Tom Philipps

Design

Markus Kurkowski

Markus Kurkowski
Langenselbold, Germany

Markus Kurkowski