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"EXOSKELETON " a new hope.

Exoskeleton technology is  going to bring a drastic change in the lives of the human beings.

First we must know what is exoskeleton:

A powered exoskeleton (also known as powered armor, power armor, exoframe, hardsuit, or exosuit is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of electric motors, pneumatics, levers, hydraulics or a combination of technologies that allow for limb movement with increased strength and endurance.




These exoskeleton can be used in various ways such as in military,civilians and for handicapped persons it will be of great use.



>One of the main applications would be medical — improving the quality of life of persons who have, for example, lost the use of their legs, by providing assistive technology to enable system-assisted walking or restoration of other motor controls lost due to illness or accidental injury.




>Another area of application could be medical care, nursing in particular. Faced with the impending shortage of medical professionals and the increasing number of people in elderly care, several teams of Japanese engineers have developed exoskeletons designed to help nurses lift and carry patients.




MILITARY:

There are an increasing number of applications for an exoskeleton, such as decreased fatigue and increased productivity whilst unloading supplies or enabling a soldier to carry heavy objects (40–300 kg) while running or climbing stairs. Not only could a soldier potentially carry more weight, presumably, they could wield heavier armor and weapons while lowering their metabolic rate or maintaining the same rate with more carry capacity. Some models use a hydraulic system controlled by an on-board computer. They could be powered by an internal combustion engine, batteries, or potentially fuel cells.



Today, powered exoskeleton suits are becoming a reality; perhaps several hundred commercial and experimental exosuits now operate globally. But until somebody invents the equivalent of the palm-sized power plant Tony Stark wears in his chest, real-world exoskeleton suits will have to make do with an all-too-limited power supply — and much less spectacular capabilities — unless they can stay tethered to electrical cables in factories or at worksites. But any need for power cables runs counter to technology’s fundamental long-term aim: enhanced individual mobility for anyone, anywhere.


Lets hope this may change our life in upcoming future.
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