Exoskeletons

Brain implant allows paralyzed people to control an exoskeleton with their mind

Why it matters to you<p>Brain-computer interfaces are making our childhood dreams of mind control come true.<p>A new device could let paralyzed people …

The Brain

Smart exoskeleton anticipates falls to keep the elderly on their feet

Most exoskeleton technology is focused on either giving soldiers or workers superhero-like strength and endurance for carrying heavy equipment, or …

Robotics

Exoskeleton Aims to Prevent Falls for Seniors

When we think of exoskeletons, we tend to think along comic book lines: mechanical suits bestowing superhero strength upon the villain. But perhaps …

Powered exoskeleton helps those with limited mobility maintain their balance

Why it matters to you<p>This lightweight exoskeleton could save wearers from bone-breaking falls.<p>A powered exoskeleton connected to the waist, and …

Robotics

Lowe's Is Building an Exoskeleton to Help Its Workers Lift Heavy Stuff

The exosuit has no motors or fancy software, but it could prevent thousands of workplace injuries per year.<p>The most common workplace injuries happen when trying to lift or move heavy things. Warehouse workers are some of the most at-risk, which is why Lowe's is developing a basic exoskeleton that …

Robotics

ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe's exoskeleton does heavy lifting

Today on In Case You Missed It: Latvian UAV company, Aerones, which specializes in heavy-lift drones, has made publicity stunts an annual tradition and this year is no different. They perched a man atop a 330 meter electrical tower, then sent their 28-rotor drone up to pick him up, then release him …

Drones

Exoskeletons may be coming to a hardware store near you

As anyone who has stocked shelves in a big-box retail store knows, there's a lot of squatting and heavy lifting involved – injuries can and do occur. …

Virginia Tech

This smart exoskeleton will keep you on your feet

Video: Page (1) of 1 - 05/15/17<p>By IDG.TV<p>The exoskeleton can detect when the wearer's gait changes, and, using a set of motors, can help the person …

Video Game Review – The Surge

<b>Dean Abdou reviews The Surge…</b><p><b>The Surge</b> is an action RPG developed by Deck13. The game is designed in the challenging role-playing game style of the</b> …

Dark Souls

Lowe's exoskeletons help workers carry what you can't

Exoskeletons aren't just for shipyard workers or people with limited mobility. If Lowe's has its way, they'll help store staff fetch your giant bucket of paint. The home improvement retailer has partnered with Virginia Tech to test prototype passive exoskeletons that make it easier to haul heavy …

Virginia Tech

Lowe's is building an exoskeleton that gives warehouse workers superhuman strength

Engineers have been tinkering with exoskeletons to amplify our physical abilitiesfor years. While there are certainly boundless military applicationsfor this technology, there are also many commercial uses. Lowe's, for example, just unveiled a prototypeexoskeleton it hopes to aid employees on the …

Robotics

Lowe’s prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost

The non-motorized exoskeletons are currently being trialled in a store in Virginia<p>Hardware chain Lowe’s is outfitting employees with a simple exoskeleton to help them on the job. The company has partnered with Virginia Tech to develop the technology, which makes lifting and moving heavy objects …

Robotics

A US hardware store chain is giving its workers exoskeletons to help lift heavy objects

It’s not quite Sigourney Weaver in <i>Aliens</i>, but in one hardware store in the US, it’s about to feel like something out of a science-fiction movie.<p>Lowe’s, the second-largest chain of home improvement stores in the US, announced today that it has given employees a new type of robotic exoskeleton to …

Robotics

Launch of the Chairless Chair announced

Last month, Swiss start-up and NCCR Robotics spin-off noonee, announced the start of series production and sales launch of their Chairless Chair. The …

Robotics

New 'exoskeleton' technology can help protect seniors from slips and falls

For seniors stuck using a cane or walker to stay on their feet, there soon may be a new way to get around without falling: an exoskeleton.<p>Researchers …

Robotics

Slip-triggered wearable robot twists elderly people’s hips to prevent falls

Prototype quickly learned people’s gaits and kicked in at a misstep.<p>With a slip and a twist, a robotic device that fits around an elderly person’s …

Robotics

No slip ups: exoskeleton predicts and prevents falls

<b>The first smart exoskeleton that recognises the loss of balance and prevents falling has been developed by researchers in Europe.</b><p>Scientists at Scuola …

Robotics

A Protective Super Suit for Loggers

Aegis is an exoskeleton that assists loggers with their tasks and protects them from falling objects such as trees and limbs.<p>Design Team<p>Jason …

Robotics

Powered Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Folks From Falling

Almost every second of every day an older adult falls in the United States. That's approximately 29 million falls per year and nearly 27,000 deaths, …

Robotics

EduExo is a 3D Printable Exoskeleton Kit on Kickstarter

<i>No longer the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters, EduExo is a Kickstarter project that offers a 3D printable exoskeleton powered by Arduino.</i><b>Don’t Miss:</b> …

3D Printing

Newly Developed Robotic Exoskeleton Protects Elderly People From Falling

Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer “skeleton” Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and …

Robotics

New pelvic exoskeleton stops people from taking tumbles

A wearable robot could prevent future falls among those prone to stumbles.<p>The new exoskeleton packs motors on a user’s hips and can sense blips in …

Robotics

This smart exoskeleton predicts when the elderly are going to fall and keeps them on their feet

The exoskeleton uses an algorithm to detect when falls with happen and applies movement to the body<p>Every year 424,000 people die from falls and more …

Robotics

Prototype exoskeleton helps the elderly keep their balance

Why have a walker when you could have an exosuit?<p>Over the past six million years, humans have become extremely adept at walking on two feet. We’ve even developed numerous strategies to keep us from falling down. But most of these strategies involve quickly engaging multiple muscle groups, and as we …

Robotics

Guest Post: This Robot Suit Helps Paraplegics Walk and Gives Humans Super Strength

Exoskeletons, once a fantasy of science fiction in the 1900s, are becoming more of a reality. Thanks to organizations such as suitX, a subsidiary of …

Robotics

The Mechanical Miracle Worker

When Homayoon Kazerooni arrived from Iran to America in the late 1970s, he had just a few hundred bucks in his pocket. He also had big dreams.<p>They …

Robotics

The important questions: Should I buy a mechanized exoskeleton avoid back pain while lifting my child?

One of the unexpected things about becoming a father is that any other dad whose child is even a few weeks younger than yours will look to you for …

Canadian News

Robot exoskeletons are finally here, and they’re nothing like the suits from Iron Man

Hollywood set a high bar for exoskeleton suits. Technology imagined in <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Aliens,</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> all endow humans with superhuman abilities. After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market. Rather than …

Robotics

A Car with Good Posture

Gotta love this triangular twist on the car! Called “Car2Go”, it’s more of a mobile exoskeleton that you can pop in and out of to get from point A to …

REX Bionic Walking Device for Disabled People

Meet REX: a robotic exoskeleton that enables people with disabilities to get off their wheelchair, move around, and live in a more independent …

Disability