A powered, upper body exoskeleton
Titan Arm is an upper-body exoskeleton that augments human strength and provides rich data feedback for users and doctors.
Developed both for occupational lifting and healthcare, the device will prove to be particularly helpful in the second field. Titan augments the user’s arm strength by 18 kg, making it a perfect tool for applications including physical therapy and mobility assistance. It will help stroke and injury victims and enable them to relearn fine motor control.
Finally, when used by people suffering from permanent injuries and disabilities, Titan will help regain independence.
Titan Arm is the 2013 James Dyson winner for the following reasons: “Titan Arm is obviously an ingenious design, but the team’s use of modern, rapid – and relatively inexpensive – manufacturing techniques makes the project even more compelling.” (James Dyson)