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First dynamic spine brace -- robotic spine exoskeleton -- characterizes spine deformities


April 9, 2018

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Columbia Engineering researchers have invented a new, robotic spine exoskeleton, a dynamic spine brace that enabled them to conduct the first study that looks at in vivo measurements of torso stiffness and characterizes the 3-D stiffness of the human torso. This device may solve current bracing limitations and lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis.Full Story

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Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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