Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another Kind of Exoskeleton

A different type of exoskeleton today: Noonee's "chairless chair," designed for anyone who spends long days standing.  Basically, this is an external seating support with a long-lived battery.
Especially interesting to me is the fact that this exoskeleton represents a passive system.  It's wearable and does not hinder regular walking.  It also does not promote muscle atrophy.  The more an exoskeleton can respond to the user's movement and abilities, the less it takes away from normal muscle function or use.
The Chairless Chair is not a therapy tool.  I do not intend to promote it as a medical breakthrough or a rehabilitation device.  But technological advancements like these are worth watching.  Something to pay attention to as exoskeletons develop!

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