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Power walk

Stan Schaar, who lost his left leg in an accident while helping a neighbor, never thought he would again feel the sensation of effortlessly walking with two healthy legs. Then he slipped on a new experimental exoskeleton developed by mechanical engineers at the University of Utah’s Bionic Engineering Lab. “It just felt like a big wind was behind me, pushing me ...

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Stanford exoskeleton research demonstrates the importance of training

New research shows that the benefits people could reap from exoskeletons rely heavily on having time to train with the device. Exoskeleton devices work, researchers say, for a variety of uses such as speeding up our walking or making running easier. Yet they don’t know what exactly makes exoskeletons effective. What is the benefit of customization, for example? And how much does simply ...

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