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Exoskeleton helps people lift

mg21428614.800-1_300May 3, 2012 - Is it the rental product of the future? The muscle suit is one of a series of cybernetic exoskeletons developed by Hiroshi Kobayashi's team at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan. Scheduled for commercial release early next year, the wearable robot takes two forms: one augmenting the arms and back that is aimed at areas of commerce where heavy lifting is required. The other, a lighter, five-kilogram version, will target the nursing industry to assist in lifting people in and out of bed, for example. | READ MORE

May 3, 2012
By New Scientist

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