Three Things You Need to Know About Wearable Robotics
1. WIN $5000.00!
Join the innovation competition and be seen by potential investors! WearRA is seeking entries that represent the most innovative ideas in wearable robotic technology for its inaugural Innovation Competition. The winner of the competition will receive international recognition, and $5,000 to support development and commercialization of the technology. Visit the website for more information: http://www.wearablerobotics.com/innovation-competition/
2. DEVELOP THE STANDARDS!
The field of wearable robotics is growing rapidly and there are safety concerns when a device is worn. Dr. Thomas Sugar is developing an IEEE study group to research standards for the field. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently awarded WearRA with a research grant and will present an important and timely workshop at WearRAcon 16, Feb. 10-12 in Phoenix, AZ.
3. MEET CYBERDYNE!
You will hear from esteemed Japanese billionaire businessman and academic, founder, President and CEO of the cyborg-robot maker Cyberdyne, Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai. He will discuss the Hybrid Assistive Limb (also known as HAL) and the growing field of wearable robotics. (http://www.wearablerobotics.com/wearracon-16/)