Using Robotic Exoskeleton to Examine Increased Mobility and Pain Relief in Knee Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this study is to learn how a knee exoskeleton may help to decrease pain and increase mobility for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The knee exoskeleton uses motors that are controlled by a computer to assist straightening and bending of the knee while walking. View PDF of the study flyer.

Actively Recruiting

The study will take 5 to 6 hours to complete in three visits lasting about 2 hours, 1 ½ hours and 2 hours respectively. The entire study will span about 1 week.

Inclusion Criteria
  • 18-65 years old
  • Weigh less than 265 lbs
  • Height between 150 cm and 185 cm
  • Doctor diagnosed knee osteoarthritis by self-report
  • Knee pain of at least 4/10 in the last month during a load-bearing activity such as standing, walking, climbing stairs, or rising from a chair.


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