A wearable mobility robot will be showcased at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin.
A wearable mobility robot will be among the cutting edge technological products shown at the IFA this year. The 2018 IFA will take place from 31st August to 5th September and is a European based technology trade show promoting consumer electronics and international technology developments.
What is the wearable mobility robot?
The wearable mobility robot is a device made by the Korean technology company LG, who have confirmed that it will be exhibited at the IFA. The mobility robot is called CLOi SuitBot and works by attaching to the user’s legs to aid their mobility. It can be used in a seated position with wheels attached to it, but it can also enhance the user’s legs while by unfolding and supporting the strength of a person’s lower legs. It has an automatic adjustment feature and rotating joints designed to allow a person to get in and out of the device with convenience and make the mobility robot comfortable to wear.
The robot operates using artificial intelligence (AI) technology and attempts to maximise efficient movement by suggesting movements and stances based on environmental and biometrical data.
Who will use the robot?
The technology may be used by individuals to assist with their mobility and has the potential to improve wellbeing, but is also being developed within their collection of other service robots for a commercial market. The wearable robot has been developed within LG’s collection of service robots designed for a commercial market. Although the technology could be used by individuals to assist with their mobility and has the potential to improve personal wellbeing, it could also be used in commercial sectors to increase productivity in tasks carried out by humans.
The IFA convention is expected to introduce other cutting edge technologies to the wearable mobility robot from both LG and its major international competitors.