Scientists develop ‘soft’ exoskeleton that makes wearer stronger




Scientists at Harvard University enter into a ‘soft’ exoskeleton that it can be. Worn under clothing The support may be in the exoskeleton lift heavier things and has more endurance when walking.

Harvard University reports that a research budget of $ 2.9 million converted 2.2 million, has received DARPA, the research arm of the Department of Defense. With the money an exoskeleton must be developed; an exoskeleton is an external skeleton, with which the carrier is supported. The most striking feature of the project Harvard is the fact that it is a ‘soft’ exoskeleton. According to the scientists, it can be worn while exoskeletons generally made of hard material, heavier, and therefore uncomfortable when worn under clothing.

The system developed by Harvard exoskeleton has many sensors to measure motions of the wearer. By analyzing the input the exoskeleton can predict which movements are made and the manner in which the suit support must face. Thus, the carrier “stronger” and he or she also stamina. Furthermore, the exoskeleton fitted by using specially developed forms of textiles. Scientists hope eventually that the user does not notice when his actions that he or she is supported by the suit.

The so-called Soft Exosuit has already developed a prototype. Eventually the scientists and Darpa hope to be. Include soldiers equipped with the suit Also, emergency services would be able to benefit from them. It is still unclear when Soft Exosuit is marketed.


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