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Futuristic “wearable chair” exoskeleton allows you to sit while standing

If you work a job where you’re standing all day, you’ll know how much strain you can put on your feet, hips, and joints. Depending on the line of work, you may have the opportunity to sit down and give your legs a break throughout the day, but if you’re, say, a medical surgeon, you don’t always get that option. 225 more words

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Competition Drives the Exoskeleton

The Phoenix

“The Phoenix exoskeleton is the world’s lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand up, walk about, and speak to peers eye-to-eye” ( 188 more words

Disability

Chitin: A biological approach to this material

 The armored walkers

Exoskeleton has played a major role in the triumph of arthropods on land and in the seas. I won’t list the benefits of this kind of protective armor, not only against impacts, but in many others scenarios as dehydration, chemical and physical attacks, communication, migration…(I’m listing, am I?) 538 more words

Chitin

Homemade Exoskeleton Lifts Mini Cooper with Ease

As some of you may or may not know, I’m interested in everything exoskeleton related. I’ve been messing around with my own designs for the past year or so, and just this past weekend, tested out the latest lower body design. 901 more words

Misc Hacks

Paralyzed People Walk Again: A Dutch story

When I saw Amanda Boxtel standing up from her wheelchair and walking around with an exoskeleton around her body, the fact that exoskeletons have become real hit me. 327 more words

Medicine

Scaly-foot gastropod produces iron 'chainmail' coat

Chrysomallon squamiferum is a gastropod (snail) recently described from deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Indian Ocean. The characteristic plates on the soft body have earned it the name ‘scaly-foot’, but the most unusual thing about this creature is that the scales are coated in iron sulphide. 49 more words

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