03/03/2014, Ever wondered how it would feel like if you were a whole lot stronger than you are now? You know, the macho images of a buffed up beefcake who charms the ladies with his smooth words as well as tanned and well sculpted body. Well, one need not be born with mutant powers in order to be endowed with superhuman strength, but rather, to rely on technology in order to […]
11/10/2013, I still remember how Professor X had the help of Shi’ar technology to allow him to walk when he brought his X-Men to confront Magneto, but it did take plenty of effort from him to use his vast mental powers to run the thing. Such a fictional setting has become reality this time around, thanks to the introduction of the Indego exoskeleton. The person wearing it as you can see […]
09/16/2013, You might want to take notice of the name Charalampos Ioannou from now on, as he is one smart teen who decided to work on an exoskeleton glove after seeing his grandmother’s hand being unable to hold a remote control within. Well, we are glad to say that his hard work as well as genius has paid off, as Charalampos Ioannou’s exoskeleton glove has managed to make its way to […]
09/11/2013, Manual labor is hard work, no doubt about it. However, technology could very well help us humans out when it comes to heavy lifting, and here we are with a conceptual exoskeleton that is being developed so that humans need not hurt their fragile backs any more by accident whenever they handle heavy weights. These efforts to turn concept into reality for an exoskeleton in the workplace are currently undergoing, […]
07/10/2013, Exoskeleton for girls in Japan?
07/03/2013, A soft exosuit could be the future of exoskeletons.
06/04/2013, The ARAIG wants to give gamers a real sense of player feedback
12/02/2011, When it comes to those who cannot walk anymore due to a spinal cord injury, moving around is not that much of an issue if you are on a wheelchair. However, I am quite sure that there are moments when one would feel really, really depressed or down about the situation, and somehow wished that they could once again get up and walk – or even run, just like the […]
10/06/2011, We’ve seen how simple games that utilize one’s brainwaves work before, and perhaps something in the similar vein might offer paraplegics hope. Of course, as in the most recent Planet of the Apes reboot, monkeys (OK so apes are different, but you get my drift) are being experimented upon – their brainwaves anyways, to control a virtual arm on a computer screen using nothing but their brainwaves. Apart from that, […]
08/01/2011, Back in the day when I was a whole lot younger, being an Iron Man meant having a fully pumped up bod, as interest in the Iron Man comics were at a low ebb, since mutants had always proved to be hot property. Well, the casting of Robert Downey Jr. in the Marvel movie as Iron Man proved to be a masterstroke, reviving interest in said Avenger, but what about […]
12/14/2010, Never underestimate the power of the mind, and in what could very well be a prelude to the Shi’iar exoskeleton that Professor X wore when he and the X-Men stormed Avalon all those years ago to confront Magneto right before the latter ripped out Wolverine’s adamantium, we now have an exoskeleton from Raytheon that is powered by your thoughts. Yes sir, boffins over at the University of Chicago were experimenting […]
10/28/2010, The folks over at Lockheed Martin must have plenty of pent-up rage, since they have started to test the HULC robotic exoskeleton. OK, so that was a rather lame reference to the angry green giant, but we do know that a bunch of improvements have already been made to the HULC prior to testing, where the exoskeleton is now more reliable and boasts an increased performance. Among them include new […]
10/07/2010, eLEGS is a cool exoskeleton made for the public that will allow wheelchair-bound folks to walk. If you think it looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it licenses technology from the HULC exoskeleton that is being used in the military. The technology has allowed paraplegics to walk about and you can check out a video of the eLEGS in action after the jump, along with some interviews from the folks involved […]
10/01/2010, If the army can have its own exoskeleton units, then why not kids? That’s the idea that Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai is going after with its $21,000 Kid Walker, which is an exoskeleton that will move your kids around and is designed for kids. Your child can sit up in a chair on this 5 1/4-feet tall, 400-pound machine and it will “walk”–well, it actually has wheels that will roll […]