Hyundai Exoskeleton allows you to turn into Iron Man
18 May 16Hyundai Exoskeleton allows you to turn into Iron Man
The famous South Korean automotive manufacturer decided to get to grips with the development of exoskeletons. Last year, the company developed a wearable device H-LEX, designed to help people with musculoskeletal disorders to feel pleasure of movement once again. Basing on their “walk assistant” Hyundai engineers have created a prototype of a more powerful and functional device, which was tagged “Iron Man suit”.
In fact, this new Hyundai exoskeleton allows user to feel like Tony Stark. Engineers say that this device can be used to lift objects hundreds of kilograms in weight and carry up to 50 kg over long distances. This development looks more like a wearable robot than an exoskeleton. User will be able not just to wear it, but to control it as pilots do. Moreover, this new prototype is fully power-driven.
According to the developers, advanced Hyundai exoskeleton can be used as a tool for more efficient and faster rehabilitation, as well as in the production and military fields and in those areas where people need more strength and endurance. In fact, new exoskeleton combines the capabilities of human and machine that will be important in the robot-aided future.
Hyundai has also presented a light version of their new development. Suit with mechanical spine and leg gearings is designed to help senior citizens and the physically disabled.
Today a lot of large companies and small startups are dealing with the development of exoskeletons. However, unlike Daewoo and Panasonic, which are focused on the industrial use of the device, Hyundai is developing the Next Mobility project, in order to provide disabled people with the freedom of movement.
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