Mar. 22, 2019—Developed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, the device is believed to be the first ankle exoskeleton that could be worn under clothes without restricting motion. It does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.
Nov. 28, 2018—The R&D 100 Awards are an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year.
Jun. 25, 2018—The device is from the lab of Professor Michael Goldfarb, perhaps best known for working on a bionic leg with shark attack victim Craig Hutto and later developing the Indego exoskeleton.
Feb. 15, 2018—The lasting impact of the historic partnership between the federal government and America's research universities is the topic of this week's column from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
Mar. 10, 2016—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to market and sell the powered lower-limb exoskeleton created by a team of Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for both clinical and personal use in the United States.
Feb. 26, 2015—Andrew Ekelem, who has used a wheelchair since a college snowboarding accident, brings an invaluable perspective to the lab of mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb.
Oct. 17, 2014—Some of Denver’s top executives learned Oct. 16 how collaboration across Vanderbilt University schools and departments leads to world-changing technology. But they also found out about a collaboration closer to their home – a clinical trial at Denver’s renowned Craig Hospital involving its spinal cord rehabilitation patients and Vanderbilt researcher Michael Goldfarb’s robotic lower-limb exoskeleton.
Nov. 22, 2013—Finding what goes boom might one day get safer Children with autism take center stage And who made the 10 Innovators who changed the world list? Watch the QuickVU Research roundup now.
Oct. 21, 2013—"Popular Mechanics" named Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb one of this year's “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World” for an exoskeleton he developed that helps people with paralysis to stand.
Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.
May. 6, 2013—These stories from the past year show how Vanderbilt is making an impact, on campus and in the world.
Apr. 10, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.