Our aim is to provide better rehabilitation and assistive technology solution for people who are facing lower limb mobility issues.

Pain Statement trying to solve 

 Potential users of our product are people with walking disabilities  The device would help gain independence from caretakers in doing simple daily activities of life while several secondary problems arising from wheelchair use could be solved.

Our device addresses the lack of assistive devices and rehabilitation devices for people with lower limb disability. A major problem these patients suffer is their dependency on a caretaker for basic tasks such as toiletries and fetching water or food for themselves. Our product has been specifically designed to tackle these daily struggles within a work-space or home-space.

Treatment cost 

It is reported that the average lifetime cost per person with Cerebral Palsy is estimated around $1.5 million i.e. around $800,000 for indirect medical costs, $100,000 for direct medical costs and around $100,000 for direct non-medical costs, according to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  It should be noted that while some people may be able to afford the treatment costs for a lifetime, many people couldn’t even afford the initial treatment costs.


There are two parts in this project: 1 ) walker and 2) Exosuit system.

First, the walker has to be switched on and then the O-LED screen in the walker shows the menu to sit, stand, walk. The buttons can be used to select between different menus and joystick in the walker can be used to send signals for walking to Exosuit system. The entire system is communicated with paired Bluetooth.

You can refer to this block diagram:

Block diagram of entire system

Part 1

Walker Unit

The Walker unit in this project uses an o-led screen for display, There are four buttons one for switching on the entire system other three are for selection of menu like walking, standing and sitting. Also there is an joystick connected to move forward and stop.

Also there is a Arduino Nano and a Bluetooth module to send signal to Exosuit system.

Connecting OLED with Arduino

Oled screen can be connected and we can display images. The Bmp file can be converted into Hex file and can be used in our code. You can refer this tutorial for understanding more about conversion of bmp file.





Connect the components as shown in the schematic diagram

Arduino Nano OLED

GND ---------------------- GND

5V ---------------------- 5V

A5 ---------------------- SCL

A4 ---------------------- SDA

Arduino Nano HC-05( Bluetooth)

GND ---------------------- GND

5V ---------------------- 5V

Rx ---------------------- Tx

Tx ---------------------- Rx

Arduino Nano Joystick module

GND ---------------------- GND

5V ---------------------- 5V

A1 ---------------------- X pin

Arduino Nano Button

Pin2 ---------------------- Button 1

Pin 3 ---------------------- Button 2

Pin 4 ---------------------- Button 3

Pin 5 ---------------------- Button 4

Working (Walker)

The walker was made by cutting the front portion of normal walker and adding wheels in the two front legs.Holes for were made using drill machine. Grips were also added.

The Walker unit in this project uses an oled screen for display, There are four buttons one for switching on the entire system other three are for selection of menu like walking, standing and sitting. Also there is an joystick connected to move forward and stop.

walker working video

Part 2

Exosuit System


When data from the walker is provided to the exosuit the motors rotates and each motor is connected to one mechanical leg of exosuit. During one rotation the exosuit is designed to take one step.

The mechanical legs can be attached to our legs with straps and belts

Exosuit system

Exosuit system


Make the connection as shown in the schematic diagram

Arduino Uno HC-05( Bluetooth)

GND ---------------------- GND

5V ---------------------- 5V

Rx ---------------------- Tx

Tx ---------------------- Rx

Arduino Uno Motor Driver (DM860A2)

Pin8 ---------------------- DIR+

GND ---------------------- DIR-

PIN9 ---------------------- PULL+

GND ---------------------- PULL-

Motor Driver (DM860A2) RELAY Module

A+ ---------------------------- IN4 ( Green)

A- ---------------------------- IN3 (Red)

B+ ---------------------------- IN2 (Blue)

B- ---------------------------- IN1 (Yellow)

Relay module. Stepper Motor

IN4 ---------------------------- Green

IN3 ---------------------------- Red

IN2 ---------------------------- Blue

IN1 ---------------------------- Yellow

Battery Used

We are using rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack 24v 10400mAh high capacity lithium battery pack.


Open Innovations

We would like to provide our solution as a open innovation solution. Open innovation is a new innovation trend that can change the world.

Traditional innovation uses a funnel process that allows the selection of the most attractive ideas and then develop and prototype. Under this approach:

Traditional Innovation Funnel

On the contrary, models based on Open Innovation used a rocket-type process. Both the ideation and development stages accept contributions from outside the company. These contributions enrich the innovation activities and are a great asset: 

Open Innovation Model

These external contributions increase the quality of the ideas obtained through open innovation models, the technological development is faster and the risk is smaller due to its connection to the outer world. 

Applying an open model during the initial stage of a project has some advantages for the innovation team. Firstly, it is possible to better understand the real challenges of the project. Besides, it helps the team focus on the key points and evaluate more potential solutions. 

Source about open Innovation

Competitive analysis

In the this sector, significant developments have been reported by companies like Cyberdyne ,Rewalk and Hyundai. Cyberdyne, the largest exoskeleton manufacturer in the world, has recently acquired FDA approvals in the US. In the US, ReWalk and Ekso Bionics have got FDA approvals for clinical trials. Phoenix SuitX is another such device, currently in an experimental stage mainly in Europe. The most these exosuits cost $40,000 to $100,000 .Obviously $40,000 isn't exactly affordable for the vast majority of people.

With our open innovation concept we can drastically reduce the Research and Development cost and make a more affordable solution for the vast majority of people who are in need of this solution. Our device can work as both assistive device and as a rehabilitation soultion.

This is a global problem and the it requires better solution . Lets join together with our innovative contributions we can this project to help many people .

Exosuit Working Video