Team Qolo, University of Tsukuba
Device: Qolo (Quality of Life with Locomotion)
The Qolo (Quality of Life with Locomotion) Standing Device consists of a lightweight, mobile exoskeleton on wheels which uses passive actuators to allow users to sit or stand, effectively removing the ‘chair’ from ‘wheelchair’. Mobility is controlled using the upper body, allowing hands-free operation. The device enables users to travel around in a standing position, changing both physiological and social aspects of everyday living.