exoskeleton


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exoskeleton

the protective or supporting structure covering the outside of the body of many animals, such as the thick cuticle of arthropods

Exoskeleton

The system of supports in a French Gothic church, including the ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and pier buttresses. Also, the external structural skeleton of a building consisting of a framework of attached members, or a poured-in-place concrete framework.

exoskeleton

[¦ek·sō′skel·ə·tən]
(invertebrate zoology)
The external supportive covering of certain invertebrates, such as arthropods.
(vertebrate zoology)
Bony or horny epidermal derivatives, such as nails, hoofs, and scales.
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Exoskeleton is the use of supports powered by motors which allows patients with paraplegia to stand and walk.
With the use of a wearable robotic exoskeleton, such as my device, we will be able to accurately perform physical therapy exercises concerning the fine movements of the hand such as pinching or grasping," he said.
If you want to build this electronics exoskeleton," he said, "you need it to be able to produce enough force to carry the electronics.
He worked in the exoskeleton for two separate two-hour sessions each time.
Therefore, it is a necessary for the robotic exoskeleton to train the extension function of the finger at an early stage of the motor function recovery program [11].
Building your company's own exoskeleton will ALLOW you to punch above your weight.
The company is looking to sell the exoskeleton to Special Operations Command and other branches of the U.
He emphasized the importance of "movement transparency"--that exoskeleton movement should be synchronized and consistent with a patient's natural movement.
Hollywood and games have depicted exoskeletons or exosuits to be big, metallic and bulky.
The soft, biometric, modular exoskeleton will sense "movement intention", small, detectable movements or tremors in the leg joint muscles, and then aid movement.
They told me I'd be able to walk again and own my own ReWalk Exoskeleton, but I didn't really believe them.
The Ekso Works Industrial Exoskeleton is an unpowered frame that lets a person heft heavy power tools as if they weighed nothing at all.