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Exoskeleton

Powered exoskeletons (aka exosuits) will probably take off faster than other augmentations as they don't require any surgery or training - just strap on and go! Receiving a lot of funding from the military for the  rehabilitation of the wounded, as well as to reduce load on troops, exoskeletons can also benefit businesses with increased load carrying and therefore productivity of its workforce.

Lessons learnt in powered joints and stability will feed into robotics and vice versa, creating a cross-over technology between humans controlling robots and robot-wearing humans. The choice will likely be function specific balancing the flexibility of human presence with risks, for example the military removing the human from danger entirely, whereas disaster response organisations may keep the human onsite but with a greatly enhanced ability to rescue and rebuild.


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Seismic produces and develops custom garments with flexible electric motors built in that help the wearer with everyday tasks.

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A unique support system that seamlessly improves hand function.

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Lower-body exoskeleton made by Japanese company.

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Robotics and technology company producing exoskeleton suits.

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Lightweight, portable upper-limb exoskeleton, Muscular Aiding Tech Exoskeleton.

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Wearable robot designed to support lower body.

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Robotic exoskeleton designed to help with skiing.

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Industrial lower body exoskeleton.

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Soft robotic exosuit that helps people with lower limd disability due to stroke.

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Recent News

Stroke survivors can now walk faster and farther with this exosuit

TechCrunch - 13-May-2020

Wearing the soft robotic tech, immediate improvements were observed

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Exoskeleton glove for people with limited hand function and poor grip strength

Health Europa - 16-Apr-2020

A life changer for spinal cord injury patients, and potential for bionic human enhancement in future

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HeroWear developed an incognito exosuit to ease back pain

CNET - 01-Apr-2020

Lightweight exoskeleton that takes 50 pounds of strain off your back when lifting

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