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

Space tech may help the wheelchair-bound walk again

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X1 Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Stay in Shape and Could Help the Paralyzed 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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NASA Probe to Reveal Pluto in Historic Fly-by

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Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it ...
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NASA renames building in honor of Armstrong

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One day after the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, the Operations & Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in in Flori ...
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NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

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NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ...
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NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

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NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ...
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Watch NASA's Full TV Broadcast of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here

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Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Check it out—it's just as exhilarating today as it must have been 45 years ag ...
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Way Back When: Today in History

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Christa McAuliffe, a social studies teacher in Concord, New Hampshire, was chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as the first lay passenger to roc ...
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Space To Ground: Special Delivery: 7/18/14

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Happy Birthday, John Glenn, From The International Space Station

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International Space Station astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman wish a happy 93rd birthday to original Mercury astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn. Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, and returned to space on t ...
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Throwback Thursday: Remembering Neil Armstrong (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

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“Geologists have a saying: rocks remember.” -Neil Armstrong 45 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission was on its way away from planet Earth and headed towards the Moon, where the first human beings would set foot on the surface just a few days later. Image credit: NASA / Apollo 11, photo by Neil Armstrong. Back in 2012, the very first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, left this world for good. But the impact he had, and what he left behin ...
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ALIEN BODY FOUND ON MARS: Curiosity rover snaps extraterrestrial

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And NASA kept evidence to itself for over a month Picture  NASA's Curiosity rover has stumbled across a massive iron meteorite half buried in the sands of Mars – an object the US s ...
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