Space to Earth

Assistive hiking pants

In this low-tech system, adjustable bungee panels are integrated in hiking pants to assist people with lower limb muscle weakness in rising up motions during nature excursions. The system is inspired by a spacesuit used on the ISS for working astronauts’ muscles and keeping the spine from elongating during spaceflight. By moving away from skintight and compression clothing to more dressed pants, a focus on recreation rather than rehabilitation is offered.

Project info
Paulina Andersson
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