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This mechanical exoskeleton makes walking more efficient


Source: http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/1/8326143...

For the first time, researchers can improve the way humans walk without using an external power source, according to a study published in Nature today. A boot-like exoskeleton that fits into a regular running shoe reduces the energetic costs of walking by about 7 percent. In short, it makes walking less tiring without resorting to a battery pack or a motor  — something that could really come in handy for people who have trouble walking, or military personnel in remote areas.

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OMG I want a robot exoskeleton that helps me walk more efficiently!

I'd like this:

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So you can crush things?

So I can lift, brah!

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