Titan Arm: Robotic Power Boost Arm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S53Mc4UjgI

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24819855

  • The Titan Arm, designed by four mechanical engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania, could help people with back injuries rebuild and regain control of muscles.
  • The team produced its prototype for £1,200, which they say is a 50th of the typical cost of similar exoskeletons currently on the market.
  • It can augment human weight-lifting strength by 40lbs (18kg), say the inventors, while the batteries can last for up to eight hours, depending on intensity of usage and workload.

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