What are exoskeletons?
Updated: Jan 17, 2020
Human Exoskeleton is a wearable robotic device that helps in the controlled movement of human limbs. It is worn either to support the body parts or to improve limbic capability. Exoskeletons can be worn around the lower body, upper body, or even in some cases, the entire body. It can also be made for specific body parts such as ankle or hip.
Based on their mechanism there are two types of exoskeletons: powered or passive. Passive exoskeletons do not have any electrical power source and they work with the help of springs and dampers. Whereas, powered exoskeleton uses electrical motors, pneumatics, levers, hydraulics that assists in increasing the strength and endurance of the human body. To find out more about the unique benefits of each, keep following our blogs.
From helping paraplegics walk again to supporting soldiers in performing various tasks, exoskeletons have applications in almost every industry. It can be used by rescue workers and firefighters to carry heavy equipment and injured people.
Exoskeletons can assist factory floor workers in the automation industry to work for longer hours without getting tired or have health problems in the long run. Soldiers can carry heavy objects for long distances with ease by using exoskeletons.
There is no doubt that exoskeleton will increase the capabilities of humans even more in every aspect of our lives in the near future.