Spinal cord injury is a catastrophic event that thrusts 5 million people worldwide into a life challenged by disability. These people could walk again if they had a robotic exoskeleton. However, current devices are expensive (100 k€ approx.), heavy and require supervision.
ABLE is the first lightweight, easy-to-use and affordable exoskeleton that restores their ability to walk naturally and intuitively. It is based on an electric actuator that acts like a muscle, flexing and extending the leg, and an inertial sensor to detect the user’s intention. It helps palliating health issues caused by sedentary lifestyle while boosting self-confidence and independence.