ALICE OPEN SOURCE EXOSKELETON
Arguably THE FIRST CHILD-FOCUSED OPEN SOURCE LOWER-LIMB EXOSKELETON, ALICE WAS PROUDLY DESIGNED IN MÉXICO (Monterrey, 2016), FOR THE WORLD.
FOLLOWING SIX YEARS OF DEDICATED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, APPROXIMATELY $60,000.00 USD INVESTED BY BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTIES, AND A STRONG CONVICTION FOR CREATING OPEN TECHNOLOGY THAT PUSHES CURRENT BOUNDARIES WHILE REACHING THE PUBLIC, THIS EXOSKELETON’S DESIGN IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE BY ANYONE UNDER ATTRIBUTION NON-COMMERCIAL CC LICENSE (CC BY-NC).
A basic model of aLICE CAN BE CONSTRUCTED WITH A material BUDGET OF ~1,500 Euro.
Focused on pediatricS
A COLLABORATIVE platform
Currently in clinical use
THE ALICE PROGRAM
Through our ALICE Open Source Exoskeleton Program, makers, graduate students and undergraduate students build their own prototypes and improve on their technology-development skills while collaborating with international universities.
CURRENT PARTICIPANTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITIES IN ITALY, MÉXICO, GREECE AND CHILE.
Important: this is an engineering prototype and should be treated as such, and not as a completed commercial product. You can test for size and for visual content purposes, but any and all use with people should be restricted, as Alice is a complex machine that uses a significant amount of current to activate its actuators. For this reason, our open source files are available to anyone but only upon direct request and under the condition that they demonstrate at least college-level knowledge in engineering and responsibility to make proper use of the machine they will be able to construct. Alice has the objective of getting advanced robotics to everyone, but we recognize our responsibility of making sure we put this technology only on the right hands.
ALICE exists because of the passion and effort of outstanding individuals as well as thanks to the support of private and public institutions. We hope that our work honors the time and space we shared.
santiago treviño: promotion and Execution of public and private fund-acquisition strategy + support in pr campaign. initial believer of the initiative.(2016)
karen alexandra Acosta: support in conceptualization and execution of initial mechanical, ergonomic and aesthetic design + development of pr campaign + part manufacturing for the first prototype (2016 + 2017).
guillermo herrera-arcos: promotion of the first student effort focused on alice. integration of the first test-bench prototype. (2017)
daniel y césar @ tec de mty: Pro-Bono support and counseling on manual and computer-assisted manufacturing. (2016-2018)
ing. pedro orta: pro-bono support and counseling on mechanical design and manufacturing techniques + materials. (2016-2018)