Teams from the Wyss Institute and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences collaborated on the development of a smart, robotic running suit that has the potential to significantly boost one's performance when worn. As the project describes, the "tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4% compared to not wearing the exosuit."
The exosuit works by applying additional force to the hip joint, which helps to improve one's stride. As the teams see it, this robotic suit has the potential to improve the performance of recreational athletes, as well as assist with the recovery process following an injury.
Across multiple industries, exosuits are being used to improve mobility in the elderly, give employees tasked with physical labor additional strength and much more.
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