The Sparthan


U.C. Berkeley Exoskeleton project

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What we do:

More than 50'000 children every year are born with a congenital upper limb deficiency. These children will need to change their prosthetic hands once every 6 months on average, making the purchase of a high end, automatic prosthesis not affordable for most families.

Every year, around the world, between 250'000 and 500'000 patients are affected by spinal chord injury, losing sensation and mobility in their hands.

Unfortunately these users represent niche markets in the medical devices industry, making the solutions currently available to them expensive and low in overall functionality.

To address this problem our team is designing a modular electronic module that can interface with human robotic devices such as prosthetic hands and exoskeletons: the Sparthan Module.

The goal we are currently working towards is to create a low cost, 3D printable exoskeleton glove that could integrate with the Sparthan module, allowing patients with lower grip strength to regain independence of movement.



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Crazy Ideas


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Our Team

Who we are:

Project Sparthan started at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, we can't wait to bring it to as many people as we can

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Where to find us

Robotics Institute
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Phone: +852 2358 7078