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Exoskeletons transforming recovery for patients

Exoskeletons are no longer the fodder for science fiction – they are beginning to enter the mainstream.

Researchers are looking at exoskeletons as a means for phsyiotherapy, for example in stroke victims who have trouble moving their arms.

An exoskeleton is a wearable machine that assists people with movement, building strength and endurance.


Sam King tested out the tech to find out more.

Speakers:
Dr. Peter Puya Abolfath- Inventor, Exoflex
Dr. Marc Carmichael- Lecturer, School of Electrical Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems, Unviersity of Technology Sydney

Image: Kennedy Library on Flickr.

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