18 Sep, 2018 · In News
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World’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system. Developed in collaboration with leading Fortune 500 companies
Bioservo SEM™ technology (Soft Extra Muscle) is unique. Other robotic systems under development are heavy and rigid, like a skeleton. However, SEM™ technology uses a completely different design approach.
It is lightweight, flexible at the joints and is intended to be worn as clothing. Our mission is to provide modern bionic technology to create innovative, non-invasive wearable aids that strengthen the body’s everyday power and functions. The technology is applicable to various body parts and is easy to use, even for an entire day.
Our first commercial product is the SEM Glove™, that provides extra force and endurance to people with a weak hand grip. The SEM™ technology concept ventures significantly beyond other state-of-the-art devices by introducing an “intention detection” logic that activates the support if, and only if, the wearer initiates movement with a natural and intuitive movement. This is achieved by sensors that detect the user’s action and strengthens this action by activating the motors. These respond immediately, and in a natural way, to facilitate the intended movement. Furthermore, the glove detects when the user grasps an object, and the harder the user grasps the more force is applied by the glove.
The commitment is based on a true belief that this technology will change the lives for many people, enhancing their independence and quality-of-life. Our innovative solutions are already delivering future business opportunities and breakthrough technologies. We are extremely proud to have been top-ranked for our technological and innovative progress in both Europe and in Sweden. Our revolutionary SEM™ (Soft Extra Muscle) technology was invented by Professor Hans von Holst (neurosurgery), Professor Jan Wikander and Doctor Johan Ingvast, PhD (mechatronic engineering).