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Animatronic Apparel

Power Suit Terminates Physical Disability

— December 14, 2005 — Tech
"Powered suits" that support disabled or elderly individuals in their physical activities are now under development. One type of powered suit is designed to be worn by people who have difficulty walking or performing actions such as standing up or sitting down. These suits work by supplementing the wearer's own physical strength and can be used for everyday activities such as walking or for rehabilitation. Another type of powered suit is designed to be worn by caregivers and boosts their strength to help them perform physical tasks, such as lifting the people they care for. Researchers from both industry and academia are involved in developing these suits and are continually improving their designs with the goal of making them available for practical use in care and rehabilitation situations.
Trend Themes
1. Powered Suits for Disability Support - Developing exoskeleton suits for disabled individuals enhances physical strength for daily activities and rehabilitation.
2. Caregiver-assist Suits - Creating bodysuit technology to enhance caregiver strength and help perform physical tasks can help in the care industries.
3. Collaboration for Suit Innovation - Collaborating with academic and industry researchers can propel powered suit technology to practical use in care and rehabilitation situations.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - Healthcare professionals can use powered suits as a tool for rehabilitation to increase patients' physical strength and mobility.
2. Disability Support - Powered suits can help people with physical disabilities to perform everyday activities like walking with ease.
3. Assisted Living - Caregivers in assisted living facilities can utilize powered suits to assist in physically demanding tasks and improve patient care.
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