FURI | Fall 2018

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The issue plaguing the medical field is that there are no means of affordable rehabilitation services for stroke patients. The researcher’s mentor suggested a treadmill-based exosuit that will provide proper rehabilitation treatment to restore a normal gait cycle. Currently, the researcher and his mentor have most of the design figured out. This exosuit will be more affordable compared to current rehabilitation exosuits, allowing wider access in hospitals to provide effective treatment for stroke patients.

Student researcher

Brian Burca

Engineering (mechanical engineering systems)

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Graduation date: Spring 2020