Wearable support for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Solid Biosciences is proudly partnering with Silicon Valley’s Seismic and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), along with other disease experts to develop a line of soft, wearable assistive devices for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Our goals are to:
- Develop devices with functional and potential therapeutic benefits that help patients perform day-to-day activities with greater ease
- Employ the latest advancements in powered technologies
- Ensure development is guided by feedback from the Duchenne community to deliver the best design and functionality
The innovations driving the Solid Suit program are derived from cutting-edge military technologies that power soft exoskeletons to offset muscle fatigue and augment muscle strength.
The hardware is composed of three key technologies: force generating actuator motors, electrically controlled clutches and comfortable harnesses.