Expert guest speakers Louth technology event

Liz McTernan. EMN-150213-124914001
Liz McTernan. EMN-150213-124914001
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The company behind the world’s first hands free robotic exoskeleton (REX) will be among the guest speakers at an event in Louth.

A team from REX Bionics will demonstrate the REX and speak about 
robot-assisted physiotherapy at the Technology for Sports Performance & Active Health event, organised by ‘onlincolnshire’ on 
February 24.

REX is the world’s first hands-free, self-supporting, independently controlled robotic walking device and is aimed at helping wheelchair users to stand and walk again.

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “To be hosting this type of event is a real coup for Lincolnshire and recognises the level of expertise in sports science and biomechanics we are lucky enough to have in the county, at the University of Lincoln.

Steve from Rex Bionics will be joined by a number of other expert speakers including Michael Poole from the University of Lincoln, who will be accompanied by local para-cyclist Liz McTernan.

Liz has been working with the University of Lincoln and onlincolnshire’s Louth hubs to optimise her 
performance.

Using the very high-speed 3D video cameras at the Louth hub, the university’s team have been able to film Liz in action and then 
analyse the footage in minute detail.

By studying the footage and using the 3D scanner at the Lincoln Technology Hub, the team has been able to develop modifications to Liz’s race bike to improve her performance.