Robotics professors Haohan Zhang and Jacob George received a seed grant of $50K from the ALS Association to develop new neck exoskeleton technologies to help ALS patients with dropped head syndrome to regain functional head-neck movements. This grant will partially support two graduate students for one year to conduct preliminary studies and data collection that are necessary for future, larger clinical trials that are aimed to translate the technology to ALS patients. This project will be in collaboration with the multidisciplinary Motor Neuron Disease clinic, directed by Dr. Mark Bromberg, at the University of Utah Hospital.