BERKELEY, Calif. (KTVU) - A group of researchers at UC Berkeley are developing a device that they hope will eventually help people with lower-limb paralysis learn how to walk again.
Evolution Devices is currently testing out the device called Evowalk, which is a device that is strapped to a person’s leg and has sensor that tracks the user’s motion. When activated, the sensors will stimulate the right muscles at the right time to help the user walk better after continued treatments.
The Evolution Devices team was named one of four finalists in the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, which is a $4 million program sponsored by the Toyota Mobility Foundation.
Through the program, the group has already received $500,000 for future research and development. Evowalk are working toward another million dollar grant to take development to the next level.
Currently, the group is searching for people affected by lower-limb paralysis to take part in the research as they continue to develop the product.
For those who wish to participate, contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org