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04 July 2013

Experts at Harvard University's Wyss Institute have developed a lightweight exoskeleton called the Exosuit

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Experts at Harvard University's Wyss Institute have developed a lightweight exoskeleton called the Exosuit

A new article on the UK Daily Mail Online presented a powered exoskeleton which shows great promise both for augmenting the abilities of able-bodied users, and for rehabilitating the disabled.

A robotic exoskeleton that is so light and comfortable it can be slipped on like a pair of trousers is being developed by Harvard University's Wyss Institute scientists for a U.S. Defence Department. The suit uses technology to enhance the body's natural movements, making heavy loads lighter and movement smoother with no extra effort

The suit's performance was tested by five healthy males after they trained to use it for about three days. Tests consisted also in measuring gas exchange with COSMED wearable metabolic monitor K4b2.

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