Vishnu Aishwaryan completed his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he worked with Gregory Fischer on a quasi-passive knee joint for an assistive exoskeleton. During his research he used a trade study approach to design a wrap spring clutch/brake knee joint which he tested and optimized for better performance.
Towards the end of his thesis he joined IHMC as a mechanical intern. He focused on designing foot soles, crutch UI interface and redesigned backpack and thigh cuffs for the Quix Exoskeleton Project. He started as a full time employee in Novemeber 2020 and his future goal will be to design a rigid body exoskeleton for able bodied people.