TechConnect Innovation Program

Prosthetic Electromechanical Clutch for energy efficient Exoskeletons

North Carolina State University Office of Technology Transfer, NC, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A low power, electromechanical, unidirectional rotary clutch mechanism suitable for prosthetic applications.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Low energy semi-passive support significantly enables usage and reduces battery storage requirements.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 630

Website: http://research.ncsu.edu/ott/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: North Carolina State University has supported this technology with internal funding for the last three years.

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners