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The Lowe's Uniform Just Got Really Futuristic

Robotic exosuits inspired by science fiction are being tested in stores

(Newser) - Lowe’s uniforms just got a serious upgrade in Christiansburg, Va., where shoppers may spot a new robotic exosuit in action. CNN Tech reports that four employees there are testing out an exoskeleton prototype that aids workers with heavy lifting. The technology looks much like a harness, with carbon-fiber rods... More »

Paraplegics One Step Closer to Walking Again

FDA OKs ReWalk, which allows users to walk on their own

(Newser) - Walking paraplegics could soon be a common sight in American cities: The FDA has given the green light to the ReWalk system, a robotic exoskeleton that allows paralyzed people to stand up and walk on their own, reports the Los Angeles Times . The device—created by an Israeli inventor paralyzed... More »

Military Shows Off 'Iron Man' Armor

Suits unveiled alongside Iron Man 2 DVD

(Newser) - Raytheon unveiled a revolutionary new military technology yesterday—at an event celebrating the Iron Man 2 DVD release. It’s a fairly apt product tie-in. The company was demonstrating its second-generation Exoskeleton, or XOS 2, a hydraulic suit that can allow a soldier to easily and repeatedly lift 200 pounds,... More »

High-Tech Suit Gives Hope to Paralyzed

Israel's ReWalk exoskeleton lets patients paralyzed from the waist down stand upright

(Newser) - A mechanical exoskeleton developed by an Israeli firm allows paraplegics to stand upright and walk, the BBC reports. The ReWalk device consists of a backpack, leg braces and a wrist controller. Once a mode is selected, such as climbing stairs, leaning forward activates motors in the braces. “It lets... More »

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