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[TREND WATCH] This Next-Generation Exosuit Provides Enhanced Mobility Options

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We love the innovation that is taking place in the world of movement and biomechanics and we are constantly scouring the globe for innovative new technology to guide our thinking.

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Researchers from the Wyss Institute of Harvard University have developed a wearable robot that functions to support the wearer in scenarios in which movement capabilities are severely impacted. A sophisticated system of cables, a garment, motors, and cables come together to offer a fully integrated experience. Stefano de Rossi, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wyss Institute, said of the thinking behind the invention, “When people think about traditional robotic systems, they don’t think about something that can be worn by a person. When developing this soft exosuit, we start with the analysis of human biomechanics.”