DARPA awards contract to Harvard's Wyss Institute to further develop Soft Exosuit

September 15, 2014 7:48 PM

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DARPA awards contract to Harvard's Wyss Institute to further develop Soft Exosuit

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it has been awarded a $2.9 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop its Soft Exosuit or “wearable robotics” to enable soldiers to walk longer distances when carrying heavy loads.

Under this contract, Wyss Institute core faculty member Conor Walsh and his team will facilitate wearable robot design and fabrication.

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