Living with an Exoskeleton

BA-Thesis 2021

This project aims to create motivational structures helping patients to train at home with Myosuit, an exoskeleton developed by Myoswiss and aiming to support people suffering from weak leg muscles. Patients are normally challenged to keep up their motivation during everyday life, where they encounter medical setbacks and stressful daily routines. The project «Living with an Exoskeleton» helps patients create a structure which brings the Myosuit training into their daily life. Patients can bind their exercises onto existing habits, set up training with other patients and develop a visualisation of how they want to feel while training. Our mobile application aims to ensure that Myosuit becomes an integral part of their life. In a collaborative design process we conducted interviews, cultural probes and workshops. It was important to us to create an environment where all participants had the possibility to shape the outcome of our ba-project.

Special thanks to

Team: Mara Weber, Michelle Schmid
University: Zurich University of Arts
Mentors: Juergen Spaeth, Florian Bruggisser