FleXo – flexible exoskeleton for therapeutic use – is a bioresponsive inflatable garment that communicates healing touch with extimacy – externalized intimacy.   

When introducing robot or automated interactions in healthcare, the missing component is human touch. Healing touch is a connection that communicates emotion and energy.

FleXo is a wearable soft exoskeleton to facilitate this healing therapeutic touch between a caregiver and patient. As a wearable system, FleXo offers self management and communication of mediated touch for wellbeing. The unique platform of emotive biomedia validates and personalizes the inflatable actuation into a new haptic language. Mediated touch is conveyed with silicone pneumatic visual and haptic feedback. Biosensing is then employed to support and log emotional response to personalize experience.  

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FleXo – Flexible exoskeleton from SENSOREE on Vimeo.

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FleXo – Flexible exoskeleton for therapeutic use – is inflating with joy to have  been awarded Wear Sustain Funding in Round 2.