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The World Needs This July 15, 2010

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Science.

I have thought for a long time that exoskeletons should be used to help the halt and lame get about.  This gizmo is $150,000 and so does not exactly scream “gotta have!”, but it’s a step (heh) in the right direction.

The exoskeleton below is more what I had in mind, were it but portable.  My mum could really kick ass with this.

It’s meant for military applications, but how long will it be before someone really manages a walkersuit for Grandma?

There’s a company locally making one:

Once again military, but at least they KNOW about the grandma market and have some ideas.



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