Wearable chair exoskeleton helps surgeons during long hours of surgery
Wearable technology is pushing its claws into virtually every industry, and it only serves good to the future generation. The best examples of wearable technology are exoskeletons that assist in walking, especially for the elderly who have lost muscle power and suffer from joint pains. Another good use of an exoskeleton-like contraption to aid in support is the wearable chair by Japanese company NITTO which they have named as Archelis.
Very similar to The Chairless Chair by a Zurich-based company, this exoskeleton is targeted towards the medical industry and has been developed in collaboration with Chiba University’s Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Hiroaki Nishimura Design, and Japan Polymer Technology.
Developers came up with the idea of making an exoskeleton chair which would aid the surgeons in standing in a crouching position during long hours of surgery which can be really tiring on the legs. With this exoskeleton the surgeon can bend the legs in any position like sitting, crouching or half-bend to be comfortable during the surgery. Archelis provides support to your upper thighs, shins and knee joints which in-effect provides support to your lower body.
Not only can Archelis be of assistance in the medical industry but it can be also employed in other sectors where the job demands long hours of standing or looking for inventory in a huge store. We can also not put the option of using it in regular life out of question. Elderly would really benefit from such an exoskeleton that is minimal in design and lets them take a breather while walking.