The Levitation Knee Brace Puts a Spring In Your Step

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 3, 2015
References: springloadedtechnology & gizmag
The Levitation brace is a high-tech knee brace, invented by a Canadian startup called Spring Loaded Technology, that is designed to make it easier for people to enjoy non-invasive wearable assistance.

The brace is equipped with a hinge that mechanically stores energy whenever the wearer's knee bends. The energy is routed back when the knee is straightened, giving the leg muscles an assist for the next step to improve performance and prevent injury. The brace is largely made out of carbon fiber for maximum flexibility and stability.

What's great about the Levitation knee brace is the fact that, in addition to helping people suffering from joint injuries, it can also be used as a performance-boosting and injury-preventing measure for people without any physical issues. It also makes for a less expensive option than exoskeletons.