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MWC 2015 Media Event Schedule for Samsung, HTC, Huawei and Microsoft Revealed

MWC 2015 Media Event Schedule for Samsung, HTC, Huawei and Microsoft Revealed

Star Trek's Renaissance Man Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Renaissance Man, Dead at 83

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

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Chad Johnson To 'Fashion Police'? Ex NFLer Wants Osbourne's Chair

Huawei Smartwatch Leaks in Videos ahead of MWC 2015

Huawei Smartwatch Leaks in Videos ahead of MWC 2015

X1 Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Stay in Shape and Could Help the Paralyzed Walk Again

Oct 12 2012, 10:15am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

X1 Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Stay in Shape and Could Help the Paralyzed Walk Again
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Space tech may help the wheelchair-bound walk again

NASA has a robot called Robonaut 2 operating on the international space station right now. NASA and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition have announced a spinoff technology from the Robonaut 2 program. The spinoff technology is a exoskeleton called the X1.

The X1 is worn over the legs and runs up the back and around the shoulders. It has multiple joints with 10° of freedom including for motorized joints at the hips and knees and six passive joints allowing for sidestepping, turning, and pointing. The exoskeleton could be used for resistance exercising when in space and can also be used to help paraplegics on earth walk again.

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