As of 1/1/2006 The MIT Active Joint Brace group was closed. All
people, IP, technology and research activities have been moved to myomo Inc. This website exists for
reference and historical purposes. It is otherwise unmaintained.
Our research group aims to create a wearable, affordable, unencumbering exoskeleton
that augments human physical capability by working in parallel with
existing musculature. Our technology provides a lightweight, wearable,
non-invasive, and cost effective solution to allow people that have
suffered from neurological trauma to regain strength, rehabilitate,
and achieve increased independence.
Our group was founded in the Spring of 2002 by Professor Woodie Flowers, John McBean, and Kailas Narendran.
Oct, 2004: Myomo Founded
Myomo is the company we've formed to commercialize the technology created by our research group. Follow
the link to learn more.
April 12, 2004: We won the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition!
The $50k Competition is one of the nation's premiere business plan competitions.
Through the combined effort of many individuals, and thousands of person hours of hard work, we finished first
place! Thanks to everyone that made this possible!