Move4ward (David Powney and Jude Simms) run a neuro-physio rehabilitation centre in Elgin, and through this they identified an innovation opportunity to develop a novel system – the MYGO.
The MYGO is a soft garment exoskeleton, with built in printed conductive electrodes. It creates and boosts electrical signals to different nerves and muscles sequentially throughout the body, helping patients stand, walk, and move functionally, where previously they were unable, or only with difficulty.
4c Engineering supported Move4ward to work through the system development, and creating the working prototypes of the control unit which sits at the centre of the MYGO system. This has involved a crossover of mechanical, electrical, control/electronics, physics, biology, graphical user interface development and rapid manufacture prototyping of the physical components to produce a workable, yet controllable and safe, proof-of-concept system.