These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway

Image: Wyss Institute at Harvard University Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. Scientific American reports that the 11-pound system, which is built around a pair of flexible shorts and a motor worn on the lower back, could benefit anyone who has to cover large distances by foot, including recreational hikers, military personnel, and rescue workers. According to the researchers, who have published their findings in the journal Science, this system differs from previous exosuits because itís able to make it easier to both walk and run. The challenge, as shown by a video accompanying the research, is that your legs work very differently depending on whether youíre... Continue reading…

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Image: Wyss Institute at Harvard University Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking ...

Mon 19 Aug 19 from The Verge

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