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Robotic Exoskeleton Could Prevent Falls Among the Elderly

With falls listed as the leading cause of fatal injury in the elderly in the U.S., a new invention in the form of a wearable, robotic device that can detect a slip and counteract a fall may be a lifesaving answer to this problem. According to ResearchGate, the device is a brace that wraps around your pelvis and both thighs. Electric motors identify unbalance and counteract it, keeping you standing. When you're young, you don't give much thought to falling, but as you get older your muscle...

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