Scientists from Stanford University have created an exoskeleton for people with disabilities. Its main advantage lies in its affordable cost.
There are already various prototypes of exoskeletons in the world, but their cost is off the scale for several million rubles, so people with disabilities simply cannot buy one for themselves. They can only count on participating in the testing of such devices as volunteers – only in this case they can get an exoskeleton for free. Note that this electronic device greatly increases a person’s ability to perform certain movements. For example, standing on your feet and taking steps. Exoskeletons lift people who have already lost this ability to their feet.
The new inexpensive exoskeleton does not cover almost the entire human body, as in previous models, but is a specific shoe like boots that works on the basis of a neural network. These shoes reduce the amount of effort performed by a person when walking. The exoskeleton consists of a whole set of sensors, a battery and an advanced microcomputer.
The same neural network into which a large amount of data has been uploaded analyzes the information that appears during a person’s movement and facilitates his movements. The exoskeleton takes less than an hour to understand what problems each individual person has when walking, and to simplify this process much. Experiments have shown that exoskeleton wearers can increase the energy level with this device by 17% when walking.