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Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run

Although this article focuses on people traveling long distance, I’m interested to see how it can be used to benefit people with disabilities.

via The Verge

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.

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