Monday, March 31, 2008

ReWalk Exoskeleton

Eliminate lower limb disability! This may not be too far in the future if concepts like this ReWalk Exoskeleton is successful. This product will allow people to potentially stand, walk, and climb stairs.

Engineers have designed this using 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software. It's great to see the advances in 3D CAD software. When I was studying mechanical engineering at MIT, I used a version of CAD called Pro-E (or Pro-Engineering). Now, a lot of engineers use SolidWorks. These software solutions are getting more sophisticated and they are not used just for drawing. You can essentially design a fully functional mechanical device using modern 3D CAD programs. I miss those mechanical engineering days...

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