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CSIC develops exoskeleton for children having loss of mobility

CSIC Exoskeleton

Exoskeletons give people with limited mobility the freedom to walk freely again. Such condition is mentally damaging for adults, just imagine the kind of effect it has on a child. For grown-ups Berkley-based SuitX revealed the most practical exoskeleton called Phoenix, for people who are not able to walk due to some medical condition. Before that however, Marsi Bionics created an exoskeleton suit for Daniela, a six-year old quadriplegic patient. The suit adapts to growing child’s needs, and that makes it an innovation which will go a long way. Keeping up to the promise of developing exoskeletons which have long term benefits for growing children, Marsi Bionics has lend its technology to help The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) develop world’s first exoskeleton for kids having muscular atrophy.


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CES 2016: The Aging suit exoskeleton makes you feel super-old

Genworth Financial R70i exoskeleton Aging suit at CES 2016

Normally an exoskeleton would enhance your abilities, make you stronger, agile and go beyond your bodily capabilities. But at CES 2016 there is an exoskeleton completely different to what we all believe it should be. Genworth Financial’s R70i exoskeleton Aging Suit simulates how a person feels when he reaches the age of 70 or above. The exoskeleton is created by Applied Minds LLC and it actually makes you feel like an elderly person by simulating vision loss, hearing impairment, reduced mobility and arthritis.
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Designer builds exoskeleton suit for firefighters

AFA powered exoskeleton suit by Ken Chen

Firefighters are no less than super heroes but their physical capabilities also have a limit. Well, in an attempt to give these heroes some super powers, a Melbourne-based designer have developed an AFA (Advanced Firefighting Apparatus) Exoskeleton Suit. Ken Chen, a graduate of the Master of Industrial Design Program at Monash University undertook the project about two years ago after reading a report in which a high-rise building in Shanghai was engulfed in fire and killed over 50 people. The exoskeleton suit created by Ken Chen will greatly increase firefighter’s performance in walking, running and carrying up to 91 kg while high-rise firefighting.
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Thought controlled robotic suit introduced by Cyberdyne

Cyberdyne though controlled exoskeleton suit

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Cyberdyne, a Japanese robot making company has made a thought controlled robotic suit that it released yesterday. This robotic exoskeleton suit is in-line with their existing expertise of making robotic limbs, joints, exoskeleton suits and cleaning robots. The current version is however one step ahead of all its other robotic products. A mind controlled suit that detects the user’s brainwave signals running through the skin, and then translates them into the right kind of movement like lifting objects or moving forward.
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Body Extender exoskeleton suit turns you into a powerful superhuman

Body Extender exoskeleton robot suit

Engineers at Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro), in Pisa’s Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy have built a wearable robot that they claim is the most advanced exoskeleton in the world owing to its capabilities. Called as Body Extender, this robotic exoskeleton is capable of lifting 50kg weight in each extended hand and apply 10 times more pressure to an object when compared to a normal healthy human-being. Body Extender exoskeleton suit has 22 degrees of freedom which is actuated by individual electric motors and to top it off the robot can be easily remodeled according to the needs. The exo-suit can be used in a variety of situations like disaster relief operations or in manufacturing industries where complex components have to be installed.
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Mechanical arm support exoskeleton turns heavy lifting tasks into child’s play

Exoskeleton mechanical arm support harness

Levitate Technologies, San Diego Based company is developing a exoskeleton harness that assists the person wearing it in lifting heavy objects. The mechanical arm support harness is designed in such a way that it keeps the wearer stable at all times and gives the added support whenever heavy objects are lifted or held for a long period of time. Made from springs, pulleys, servo motors and other mechanical components; the mechanical harness is targeted for applications that require precision for operating the object that you are holding. The harness device does not interfere with the normal functioning of hand, arm or shoulders as it is in in-active position when arms are down, but as soon as you pick up something or do some physical work the support mechanism of the harness automatically sets into action. One can customize the range of motion, amount resistance and the area in which the harness activates automatically.
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Panasonic’s advanced Powered Suit to be mass-produced with plausible pricing

Panasonic's Powered Suit

Panasonic and exoskeletons? Now, that makes up for a potent combination! The Japanese electronic giant has unveiled what might be the world’s first affordable, mass-produced exoskeleton suit. Christened simply as the Powered Suit, the contrivance was actually created by Panasonic’s robotics subsidiary, Activelink. And, the interesting part is – this is just the beginning phase of the company’s exoskeleton portfolio; they are also looking forth to create more advanced versions of the suit that can be used beneath oceans and in space.

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Lightweight Exosuit is exoskeleton you can wear like clothes

Exosuit exoskeleton

It was way back in July 2012 when DARPA (with long fascination of turning ordinary men into superhuman) awarded $2.6 million contract to Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to develop an exoskeleton in order to enhance soldiers’ endurance. With backing from DARPA, the Institute has pulled off a smart robotic suit, which looks and works like one straight out of science fiction. Dubbed the Exosuit, the soft robotic exoskeleton is really lightweight and comfortable and can be easily worn like a pair of trousers. The Exosuit comprises of a harness that’s wired to a backpack to help the wearer lift really heavy loads. Read More…

Nuclear disaster exoskeleton suit for protection from nuclear radiations

Nuclear disaster can be the worst thing that can happen to a nation and it was sadly demonstrated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. This kick in the back has evoked Cyberdyne, University of Tsukuba spin-off company to develop the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) exoskeleton suit which protect the on-call teams in nuclear disaster relief operations from harmful radiations and other anomalies that might occur. The exoskeleton is developed under NEDO’s unmanned systems research and development project disaster in association with Chiba Institute of Technology and will be showed off at Japan Robot Week 2012. According to the developers this exoskeleton suit is able to reduce radiation exposure by almost 50% and is loaded with a cooling system to counter the extremely hot conditions that might be encountered.
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