Unpowered Exoskeleton Improves Human Walking Efficiency

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Sat, Apr 4th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Developed by Carnegie Mellon and North Carolina State researchers, this system improves human walking efficiency and reduces energy consumption by utilising a passive-elastic ankle exoskeleton.

An unpowered clutch engages a spring in parallel with the Achilles tendon when the foot is on the ground, offloading the calf muscles and making walking easier.

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