Exoskeletons – boosting human strength and aiding mobility

The idea of an exoskeleton is so cool – by donning a suit, a human being becomes much stronger and more powerful. But exoskeletons actually have quite a bit of range, from a comparatively simple apparatus that can help the elderly to walk, all the way up to mechs that turn humans into superhumans.

Here are lower-body exoskeletons to assist with walking

Honda Walking Assist Devices
Cyberdyne’s robot suit HAL to keep people walking
Cyberdyne build robots and exoskeletons – BBC Click
CES 2018 – Suit X Exoskeleton at the Consumer Electronics Show

Full-body exoskeletons can amplify human strength by 20X or more

Guardian XO is a powered exoskeleton that makes you 20X stronger
Sarcos Guardian® XO® Full-Body Powered Exoskeleton: Overview & Demonstration
We tried the exoskeleton Ford factory workers are using
Exoskeletons Will Make Work Weightless
10 Exoskeletons That Give You Super Powers

Mechs are still in the realm of science fiction, but getting close to common reality

Avatar Featurette: AMP Suit
The Mitsubishi MK-6 Amplified Mobility Platform in Avatar (2009)
5 EPIC ROBOT Suits You Won’t Believe EXIST
Top 10 ExoSkeletons Ranked | SciFi Films

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