Active spexor prototype development

While passive lower back support exoskeletons might be simpler, cheaper and less prone to error, they also lack versatility. An active exoskeleton on the other hand has the potential to dynamically adjust the support as needed. To explore these active options, two active exoskeletons are being built – one hydraulically and one electrically actuated. By exploring different technologies, a wider set of actuation options can be tested and validated, potentially leading to prototype combining the best of both technologies.