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Undergrads, Professors Collaborate to Develop State-of-the-Art Leg Brace for Student with Cerebral Palsy

Undergrads, Professors Collaborate to Develop State-of-the-Art Leg Brace for Student with Cerebral Palsy

Robotic exoskeletons have long been a staple of science fiction.

Now, Master of Information student Thomas Garside has collaborated with iSchool Professor Matt Ratto and a team of Engineering students and motion specialists from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education to make such a device a reality.

A full-time student concentrating on critical information policy studies and knowledge management, Garside has limited mobility because of cerebral palsy. Normally he gets around with a cane, wheelchair or motorized scooter.

When he arrived at U of T, he knew that more advanced mobility aids were under development – and that their price put them out of reach.

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