Exoskeleton for legs

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10 Responses to “Exoskeleton for legs”

  1. c1josh says:

    Have you seen the quote…

    “Our dream is that 20 years from now, people won’t go to bike racks–they’ll go to leg racks,”

    Leave it to MIT to try to make the wheel obsolete.

  2. Anonymous says:

    From the piece it seems like the exoskeleton in question is connected to the Nets ?-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    The boots are attached to “a series of tubes”? Didn’t we do this meme already?

    Ah well, break a leg.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Interesting, but how is this different/better/worse than the HAL 5 exoskeleton currently being used in Japan?

  5. Anonymous says:

    This reminds me of a project from a lab at Tsukuba University near Tokyo.
    http://sanlab.kz.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/r_hal.php
    Their HAL-5 robotic suit / exoskeleton suit was on display at the World Expo last year.
    An older version was covered in a 2005 New Scientist article:
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18624945.800.html

  6. BanjoCult says:

    I’m not really fussed whether Boingboing is one site or split into two with the new gadgets section, but why have the two parts if this and the Japanese Bubble-wrap toy are in this section?

  7. Teresa Nielsen Hayden/Moderator says:

    This is great — one step closer to the powered exoskeleton I’ve always wanted.

  8. nex says:

    The exoskeleton belongs here because it’s a series of tubes.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks similar to Paul MacCready’s Technalegs. Google turned up a few snippets about them, including a picture on page 26 of this presentation
    http://www.niac.usra.edu/files/library/meetings/annual/oct05/MacCready_Paul.pdf

  10. snackcake says:

    Just don’t wear it to the airport.

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