December 10, 2015 bodyscenesboca

SHOCKER: Meet The Suit That Can Make You Walk

THE UNPLUGGED POWER SUIT (UPS)

Scientists at Hiroshima University have built an amazing pneumatic outfit that can aid both the elderly and athletes.

It facilitates hip movement.

It consists of 3 parts.

  • pipework (transmission)
  • pump (air pressure for flexing artificial muscle)
  • PGM (drive part)

PNEUMATIC POWER

Lightweight, this is the power of using air pressure to move or work.

There are no electrical devices or tanks.

The pump is in the sole  and human body weight provides the driving force.

BENEFITS

  • Inexpensive
  • Simple structure
  • Easy maintenance

GOAL

It’s goal is to support human motion when and where needed.