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)
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.
- Simple structure
- Easy maintenance
It’s goal is to support human motion when and where needed.