Researchers at Stanford University have developed a device that is placed on calves to help them walk faster. The invention consists of sensors and other components that can be procured at a good price and that Increases step speed by up to 9%.
Robotic ‘boots’ have a learning system that records the way the wearer walks. In doing so, the machine tunes its movements with the person and gives it a small boost that Reduces effort by 17%It also helps you to move faster.
This study, published in the journal Nature, ensures that the shoes can be easily removed and can be stored in bags of 15 kg when you don’t want to use them. With this invention, the authors of the research hope to help those users with reduced mobility.
This is not the first time researchers have developed exoskeletons to provide greater mobility to the ankle joint. Typically, these projects are characterized by being expensive and complex to set up, and Stanford University wanted to change these disadvantages.
To accomplish this, engineers tested their exoskeleton on some volunteers and collected movement data. thus, Adjusted system to provide needed support Based on walking and energy expenditure in each user.
His invention in just one hour Manages to get used to the pace of each person. Thus, they can walk faster without an exoskeleton, reducing the effort they put in while doing so and removing the device if needed without any complications.
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