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Robotic exosuit designed to boost endurance when walking and running

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new lightweight exosuit that can boost walking and running. The high-tech suit, which potentially could be worn by first responders like firefighters and rescue workers navigating challenging terrain, weighs 11 pounds and is made of textile components that attach to a user’s waist and thighs. “This breakthrough study gives us a glimpse into a future where wearable robotic devices can improve the lives of the healthy, as well as serve those with injuries or in need of rehabilitation,” Donald Ingber, of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, told SWNS. The suit is controlled by an algorithm that can detect whether the person is walking or running, ...