Sure, robotic exoskeletons aren’t anything new, but it’s always unbelievably cool to know that more and more development teams have their eye on creating one. The most recent suit comes courtesy of Jacob Rosen at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Rosen hopes that his prototype will eventually be used to help stroke victims or people who suffer from degenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Really, this begs the question, is there anything that the thoughtful application of robotics can’t fix? I most certainly hope not.
Also, does it make me a bad person that every time I read about another piece of arm-enhancing robotic technology, all I can think of is Jax? Answer: almost certainly.
Medical Robotics Expert Explores Human-Machine Interface (via UCSC.edu)
By Stewart Smith