Conor Walsh (M’11) received the B.A.I and B.A. degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in 2003, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He is currently the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is the Founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesBiomechanical and Physiological Evaluation of Multi-Joint Assistance With Soft Exosuits
Ye Ding, Ignacio Galiana, Alan T. Asbeck, Stefano Marco Maria De Rossi, Jaehyun Bae, Thiago Ribeiro Teles Santos, Vanessa Lara de Araújo, Sangjun Lee, Kenneth G. Holt, Conor Walsh
To understand the effects of soft exosuits on human loaded walking, we developed a reconfigurable multi-joint actuation platform that can provide synchronized forces to the ankle and hip joints. Two different assistive strategies were evaluated on eight subjects walking on... Read more
Posted on 24 FEB 2017
OJEMB, ArticlesWalking Faster and Farther With a Soft Robotic Exosuit: Implications for Post-Stroke Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation
Objective: Soft robotic exosuits can improve the mechanics and energetics of walking after stroke. Building on this prior work, we evaluated the effects of the first prototype of a portable soft robotic exosuit. Methods: Exosuit-induced changes in the overground walking... Read more
Posted on 24 JAN 2021