(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A Columbia Engineering team has invented a robotic device — the Trunk-Support Trainer (TruST) — that can be used to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) to sit more stably by improving their trunk control, and thus gain an expanded active sitting workspace without falling over or using their hands to balance. The study is the first to measure and define the sitting workspace of patients with SCI based on their active trunk control.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/cuso-rts010220.php