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Talking Exoskeletons with suitX Founder Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni
We caught up with suitX CEO and founder Dr. Kazerooni to get his insights on how to bring lightweight, affordable exoskeletons to everyone who needs one. We also discuss the role insurance companies play in the exoskeleton industry and, of course, suitX's Phoenix exoskeleton that's due out in March 2016.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
AI Picks Carolina Panthers to Win Super Bowl 50
Microsoft Cortana and an AI simulation from EA Sports Madden NFL 16 predict the Carolina Panthers to beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
3D Printing Plays Major Role in Super Bowl 50
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Sports & Fitness
Watch: LDRIC Robot Golfer Hits Hole-in-One
Watch this robot golfer pay homage to Tiger Woods by hitting a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
suitX Phoenix Exoskeleton is Lightweight and ‘Affordable’
The suitX Phoenix exoskeleton, which will be available in March 2016, weighs 27 pounds and costs $40,000, both of which are relatively low when compared to other exoskeletons.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Phoenix99 Bionic Eye to Begin Human Trials
Scientists at the University of New South Wales want to begin human trials of the Phoenix99, a fully implantable bionic eye that has the world’s first neural stimulation technology. The scientists want to implant the Phoenix99 bionic eye in 12 patients over the next two years.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
How UCLA Uses a Robot Arm to Study Knee Injuries
UCLA is using an industrial robot arm from KUKA Robotics to simulate the extreme forces athletes’ knees endure, shedding new light on how the knee works, how it gets injured and how best to repair it.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness · Medical Robots
Watch: Man Lifts Mini Cooper with DIY Exoskeleton
Engineer James Hobson built himself an exoskeleton that allowed him to easily lift a 2,524lb Mini Cooper.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Exoskeleton Market to Reach $1.8B in 2025
A new report from ABI Research predicts the robotic exoskeleton sector to reach $1.8 billion in 2025, up from $68 million in 2014, for a CAGR of 39.6%.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
VA Now Pays for ReWalk’s Exoskeleton for Veterans
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will now cover the cost of ReWalk Robotics' exoskeleton for eligible paralyzed veterans. The exoskeleton costs $69,500 and was too expensive for many injured veterans.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
Are We Close to Star Wars-like Prosthetics?
Imperial College London discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
CMU’s Robotic Leg Gives Amputees Better Balance
Carnegie Mellon University has developed a control strategy based on human reflexes that has shown promise in simulation, producing stable walking gaits over uneven terrain and better recovery from trips and shoves.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
Japan to Create More User-Friendly Elderly Care Robots
The Japanese government said companies that have created elderly care robots did not sufficiently incorporate the opinions of relevant people, some of their products were too large or too expensive and consequently not used.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
This 3D Printed Robot Hand Responds to Human Grips
A soft robotic hand that is 3D printed uses integrated air chambers that work like bellows, responding to the pressure applied when held by a human hand. The hand was created as part of a project to improve robot-human interactions.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
How 3D Printed Stem Cells Could Reduce Animal Testing
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University have developed a method to 3D print stem cells to test pharmaceutical drugs, tailor treatments for people, and reduce the dependence on live animal testing.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Medical Robots

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