This remarkable new exoskeleton slips on like a boot and makes your walking more efficient

April 1, 2015 5:03 PM

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This remarkable new exoskeleton slips on like a boot and makes your walking more efficient

The latest exoskeleton technology doesn't need an outside power source to boost your strength. It harnesses the power of your own muscles to put a spring in your step instead. And soon baby boomers could be using it to keep hiking and jogging just a few years longer.

The new devices, described Wednesday in Nature, are still just in the prototype phase. But the researchers who created the inexpensive, easy-to-wear exoskeletons believe they could be ubiquitous in another decade. They're quite unlike the hulking, "Iron Man"-like suits that others have created to he...

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