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Researchers develop new portable robotic exosuit

August 16, 2019

Currently, the device can aid a wearers walk and run by assisting with gait-specific hip extension.

Previously, robotic devices have been developed for different purposes, including medical rehabilitation. However, researchers noted the lack of a portable device that could aid in both walking and running.

In alliance with the University of Nebraska Omaha, the Wyss Institute team created a portable, lightweight exosuit that can be worn at the waist and thighs.