The Myosuit

A multifunctional training device

The Idea

What is the Myosuit?

The Myosuit is a multifunctional training device for intensive and activity based rehabilitation and physiotherapy training. It provides people with muscle weakness support & stability in the hip, knees and ankle, like an external layer of muscles. This exomuscle, facilitates the execution of various functional movements and training exercises, without restricting the user’s movements.

THE USERS

Who is the Myosuit for?

The Myosuit is suitable for people with muscle weakness. People with the following impairments have already trained with the MyoSuit:

  • Older adults
  • Stroke
  • Post- OP
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI)
  • Muscle dystrohpy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • ICU- acquired weakness
The Technology

How does it work?

The Myosuit uses sensors to detect the movement you would like to do. It then gives you the assistance to help you complete it. It is designed to give you a supportive push just at the right time.

The Myosuit does not initiate any movement but waits for your lead. Once you make the first move, it assists you according to the activity. For example, it will help push you up when you lean to stand up, or it will slowly support you when you are sitting down.

THE ADVANTAGES

What the Myosuit makes so special

Light and mobile

Weighing less than 5kg the MyoSuit is very light. It provides a high level of comfort while training and is suitable for outdoor training or training sessions at the patient’s home.

Multifunctional

A complete and activity-related training which includes strength, endurance, and balance exercises is made possible.

Maximal net training time

The Myosuit can be put on and taken off in only a few minutes. Thanks to the user profile, which will be setup at the first training, the user adjustment is automated before each training session. In addition, minimal time is needed to change between training exercises as no other training devices are needed to perform the training. 

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See the Myosuit in action

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