Pakistani students develop robotic legs to help disabled walk again

While the applications of robots are countless, it uses in enhancing the life experience of disabled is getting quite common including Pakistan. In Karachi, three students from Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) have created a model for wearable robotic legs.

The robotic legs can help a disabled person to move and function on their own completely. The group showcased their model at Pakistan Auto Parts Show (PAPS) which was recently at Expo Centre, Karachi.

According to Moutasim Abbasi, the person who led the project, this exoskeleton model for paraplegics can assist them in the functions of sitting, standing and walking. The cost incurred creating this model is around Rs150,000.

The robotics legs use a motor to function and the fully charged battery only works for 30-40 minutes. The bionic device has six motors attached to the system which will function as an alternative for major joints such as hips, knees, and ankles for positioning the upper body, thighs, shank, and ankle.

The exoskeleton of the robotic legs can support a person weighing 85 kilograms. This limit can be exceeded with customizing different features including the motors, hydraulics and mechanical structure.

The group worked under the supervision of Associate Professor Engineer Raza Jafri and included two other students named Adil Hanif and Muhammad Usman. In our country we could see many developments in the field of robotics and with the promise of better next generation services, we can expect an increase in its number of applications.

Via The Express Tribune

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