An exoskeleton (Greek from exo "outside" and skeletos "desiccated body") is the term used to describe a mechanical framework that is attached to the person's outer body. The idea behind this is to support the body with a supporting corset. Originally, this system comes from the animal kingdom.
Use in Sports
In 2018, Roam Robotics <<klick introduced an exoskeleton designed to improve skier performance. The product is strapped around the knees and fitted with a combination of sensors, software and explosive cushions. This make longer and more demanding skiing possible.
Use in medizin
At the London 2012 Paralympics, Claire Lomas, a paraplegic from Great Britain, completed the marathon distance in 17 days with the help of artificial,
externally controllable knee joints and the "ReWalk" << klick exoskeleton.
"New challenges may come up"
Experts are still skeptical about the great health hopes. "No one can say at the moment what opportunities the systems offer and what new problems they will bring," warns sports physician Benjamin Steinhilber of the University of Tübingen. "I do believe that these systems reduce specific pressures. But it may be that new pressures arise." The considerable dead weight of some models, for example, could be critical. The "Noonee" <<klick for example, weighs four to five kilograms hanging from the lower back, he said.
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Elysium - 2013