The days of back pain and severe injuries from constant heavy lifting will soon be over with the Titan Arm exoskeleton. As the international winner for the 2013 James Dyson Award, the Titan Arm was designed to enhance an individual’s lifting strength to 18 kg and provides back support to prevent poor posture.
The Titan Arm is not just to augment a healthy person’s strength for a heavy lifting job; it also has multiple application in healthcare. Individuals suffering permanent injuries or physical disabilities, and even elderly individuals can regain some independence with the physical upper body enhancement the arm provides. Patients recovering from temporary injuries or even strokes can also utilizes the Titan Arm as part of their rehabilitation to relearn fine motor control and rebuild muscle. The arm even gives doctors detailed feedback on patient progress.
The Titan Arm is an enormous step forward in healthcare technology and human physical enhancement, and at $2,000, this suit costs just a fraction of what other exoskeletons do (some cost over $100,000). This technological innovation will be the face of long-term injury treatment and rehabilitation in the future.