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Iron man in reality

For many of us walking, running, playing,jumping and working without anyones help, is just a normal task which we can do without thinking but some of our friends just dream of walking and doing all other activities which we can do without thinking.

A large number of companies are working hard to refine robotics exoskeleton that can do everything. In full body design or worn from the lower back or waist down,

therapeutic exoskeletons use tiny motors attached to orthotics to help people who usually get around in wheelchairs. The ability to stand and move around also helps them prevent muscle atrophy, build strength and boost circulation.

Wearable robots aren’t new< DARPA has been funding their development since 2000s with aim of enhancing soldier’s strenght and endurance. Panasonic, Ekso Bionics and others are also spreading alot on the developlment.

Theropeutic exoskeleton are found mainly in hospitals and rehab centers.

So far, only a handful of companies around the world have regulatory approval to sell exoskeletrons for home use.

The exoskeleton made by some of the companies are very effective but they are too heavy to carry and put pressure on the lower part of the body. 

So far those wont turn you into real life superhero.Engineers have made efforts to crteate a super strong full body exoskeleton.

The stronger the suit is the more power it will consume and this requires a bigger battery and make the suit heavier.That is what exoskeletons like Lockheed Martin and Ekso Bionics’ HULC(Human Universal Load Carrier) and Sarcos/Rayutheon’s XOS2 have encoutered.

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