University of Bristol researchers have developed artificial muscle clothing, inspired by "he Wallace and Gromit clay animation The Wrong Trousers." Jonathan Rossiter—a professor of robotics at the institution—has shared that the key objective in developing wearable technologies is to provide support and assistance when needed.
The artificial muscle clothing is not controlled by the brain, but "works by measuring the muscle activity of the limbs." For Rossiter, the right balance needs to be established between assistance and rehabilitation device.
The University of Bristol team has also been working on some other high-tech solutions, including a thermosensitive knee brace that is made of graphene and a wearable pad that works to stimulate muscles through the skin.
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