Greek students develop exoskeleton to assist people with disabilities

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A Hermes Team consisting of IEEE Greek Student Members have developed a powered exoskeleton for people with disabilities, to be presented at the CYBATHLON 2020.

Sharing the same passion, Greek students Ιordanis Kostelidis, Despoina Markoglou, Antonis, Alexos, Tilemachos Tsiapras, Kokozidis Pavlos, Dimitrios Dallas and Stella Konstanti, came together to create an exoskeleton to help people with disabilities, offering them the opportunity of a better and easier life.

Speaking with IEEE Region 8, the students revealed the details of how this device will support people with disabilities.

“The main purpose of our device is to help people with paraplegia to stand, walk on straight or bumpy ground, to ascend / descend stairs and more generally to facilitate their daily activities,” the students said.

After working on the project for more than a year, the team is now presenting their exoskeleton at the CYBATHLON 2020, with their pilot Modestos Kapinas.

IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress (SYP) has the primary goal to enhance and foster the engineering sense and capabilities through different activities, exchanging experience and knowledge between young professionals and students from different parts of the world. 

A full interview by the IEEE Region 8 with the Greek students can be found HERE.

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