Exoskeletons serve various purposes. We’ve written about exoskeletons that assist with lifting, prevent back pain and injury, enable standing for long periods of time, and assist mobility. Paris-based Wandercraft‘s flagship model Atalante wearable robotic exoskeleton introduces three innovations that support paraplegics and other people with limited use of their legs.

Wandercraft designed Atalante to enable patients to stand up and stay up while walking with a natural, human-like gait. The innovations in the latest Atalante version enhance verticalization, gait control, and the user interface. Wandercraft named the features Wander Balance, Wandergait, and WanderTouch.

Wander Balance is a stabilization system that helps the wearer maintain vertical posture and balance by counteracting external forces. The system enables walking without crutches and gives the wearer greater autonomy while standing or walking with the robot.

Wandergait is a gait adjustment and customization feature. Wandergait includes three primary modes: CustomGait, RealGait, and ActiveGait. The CustomGait settings adjust pace, step length, and mass center. RealGait is Wandercraft’s latest development in mimicking natural walking and includes speed adjustment. ActiveGait controls the level of powered assistance, from 0 to 100%. To enhance wearer comfort and sense of control, ActiveGait also includes resistance adjustment from 0 to 25%.

WanderTouch is the Atalante’s user interface. According to Wandercraft, the intuitive UI supports the user’s progress to attain rehab goals and objectives.

Atalante has European CE certification and is currently used at several European rehab centers. Whether patients need support during limb function rehabilitation or a permanent support solution for autonomous mobility, Wandercraft’s advances in wearable robotics are impressive.