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Wearable Robots to Help Persons with Disabilities


DAEJEON, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire)A South Korean research team plans to introduce a rehabilitation robot at an international contest.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced that Prof. Kong Kyoung-chul and a team from Severance Rehabilitation Hospital will be participating in the Cybathlon, an international contest held every four years in Switzerland.

Cybathlon combines the terms ‘cyborg’ and ‘athlon’.

As part of the contest, persons with disabilities wear various assistance devices to compete.

Kong and his team won third place in the contest’s wearable robots section in 2016. This time, the team aims to win the contest with its new ‘Work On Suit 4.0’.


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