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Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among the elderly.
Active Pelvis Orthosis (APO) consists of a waist brace holding motors connected to thigh braces via lightweight carbon-fiber links.
Algorithm monitors leg movement and applies force to help the legs counteract a potential slip.
After the start of a slip, the APO reacts within a third of a second.
The study was published in the Scientific Reports journal.