Shape-shifting textile which moves like a robot could help people walk again

By Maureen Dettre
July 14 2022 - 7:30pm
The team from UNSW Sydney’s Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, and Tyree Foundation Institute of Health Engineering (Tyree iHealthE), led by Dr Thanh Nho Do, have produced a material which is constructed from tiny soft artificial ‘muscles’ – which are long silicon tubes filled with fluid which are manipulated to move via hydraulics.

Australian engineers have developed a shape-shifting, smart textile that has the potential to help people with disabilities walk again.

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