Not all exoskeletons need motors to boost your strength

Robotic exoskeletons have their place, but not everyone needs to curl cinder blocks. You may just want to recover from an injury, for instance, or safely lift things on the job. Enter the "Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS)" from Hiroshima Univeristy and Georgia Tech researchers. "Sensorimotor" refers to the relationship between muscles and nerves -- when your muscles strain to list heavy objects, they have a harder time sensing movement. The suit pulls off the double trick of reducing muscle load in your upper body and improving lifting coordination, without the cost and complexity of batteries and motors.

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