Why start Roam Robotics? What’s the inspiration behind it?
“Roam’s vision is to expand the boundaries of human mobility – sounds a little lofty, but it’s happening on skis right in front of our eyes.”
Who is the Elevate Ski Exoskeleton for?
Can you give us a brief idea of what technology goes into this device?
The device uses smart sensors [gyroscopes, accelerometers, etc.] to interpret body position and user intent while skiing. The feedback from those sensors determines how much pneumatic [air] support is provided at the knee joint. The user controls that level of support and the effect is that it offloads up to 30% of the user’s body weight from knees and quads.