Great News! Exoskeleton Reacts to Balance Loss and Prevents Falls
In Pisa, Italy, researchers have developed a new innovation that can identify balance loss and prevent falling. For those with physical impairments, amputations, and neurological disorders, this innovation could be the answer to all their cries for help.
An exoskeleton has the very important job of enhancing regular movement. Recently, researchers at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland have developed a smart exoskeleton that can identify balance loss and prevent falling. This modified exoskeleton can be used by people with physical impairments, amputations, and neurological disorders, interacting with them in times of reactive motor responses, like accidental slipping. What makes this exoskeleton so incredible is it is able to adapt to the person’s size and easily detect the onset of a fall. So when a person is about to fall, it pushes down the thighs, thus allowing him/her to regain stability. Further steps will certainly be taken in order to make the exoskeleton more portable and to test how well it can be used in real-life settings. We are excited about this new innovation and looking forward to its promising future.
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