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Emerging Tech

Shred like a cyborg with this endurance-boosting exoskeleton for skiers

An innovative new prototype exoskeleton, created by Roam Robotics, is designed to help wearers on ski slopes to protect their joints. Coming soon to a snow-covered mountain near you.
Emerging Tech

The exosuits from ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ aren’t fictional anymore

Robotics company Sarcos hopes to soon see workers climb into its line of fully-powered exoskeletons, designed to give people superhuman strength and endurance.
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Robotic exoskeleton can improve how kids with cerebral palsy walk

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a robotic exoskeleton, designed to help kids with cerebral palsy correct their walking technique. Here's how it works.
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Can smart underwear could save you from debilitating back pain?

Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed smart underwear, which they say can limit back pain and strain. In a study, the clothing was shown to decrease stress on lower back muscles during bending and lifting tasks.
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Brain implant allows paralyzed people to control an exoskeleton with their mind

A new brain stent could let paralyzed people control exoskeletons with their thoughts. The device is inserted into the jugular vein and plugs directly into the brain, without having to perform surgery on the skull.
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Powered exoskeleton helps those with limited mobility maintain their balance

A powered exoskeleton connected to the waist supports people as they walks, preventing dangerous slips and stumbles. Created by researchers at EPFL, the device is lightweight and easy to personalize for movement on the go.
Health & Fitness

Toyota unveils robotic leg brace to help give paralyzed patients their mobility back

Toyota unveiled a new robotic leg brace at its head office in Tokyo today. It’s called the Welwalk WW-1000 and it may help bring mobility back to partially paralyzed people, by assisting in their rehabilitation therapy.
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Roam Robotics’ lightweight, affordable exoskeleton designed for everyday folks

Forget metal and motors, San Francisco-based Roam Robotics is building exoskeletons out of plastic and fabrics -- and they give up much in terms of power compared to their bulkier rivals.
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Robots and AI are coming for our jobs. Can augmentation save us from automation?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the job market, eliminating over five million jobs in the next five years. So what do we, as humans, do? Augment ourselves.
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Hyundai wans to build Iron Man-style robotic exoskeletons for factory workers and disabled people

If you were heading up the R&D budget of famed automaker Hyundai, what would you invest in? That’s right: the obvious answer is clearly a series of Iron Man-style robotic exoskeletons.
Health & Fitness

Rapael exoskeleton hand and gaming system is designed for rehabilitation

Rapael is a line of rehabilitation products, which use a biofeedback gaming system to empower patients through their therapy. The Rapael Smart Glove is a Bluetooth glove that’s packed with sensors to measure finger and wrist movements.
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Modular exoskeleton offers independent support to back, legs, shoulder — or all 3

The company behind a medical exoskeleton called Phoenix has just announced a new modular exoskeleton called MAX. It consists of separate back, shoulder, and leg modules that are intended to be worn together or independently, depending on…