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Pipeline & Programs:Assistive Device

assistive-devices
Pipeline & Programs:Assistive Device

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

Technology:Cutting-edge Innovations

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.

Design Criteria:Assistive Device Components

The key design approach has been to make assistive devices modular through a series of complementary components. It is our hope that this strategy will allow users to mix and match components according to their individual needs. These components include:

Stretch

Stretch

Ankle stretch-assist system designed to deliver correct stretching biomechanics at the ankle in a comfortable wearable system.

Mobility

Mobility

Middle body support: Designed to provide trunk and hip support while supporting various movements with lower body (e.g., legs) weight-bearing activities.

Reach

Reach

System designed to provide functional support and mobilize upper body parts.