Assistive Exoskeletons Increasingly Affordable

Powersuit specialist company Innophys has been developing proprietary “muscle suits” for years. They are now cheap and accessible enough to be sold in Japanese chain stores

At 149,600 yen per unit, it’s also much more affordable, meaning this exoskeleton will likely change the lives of many. The “Every Muscle Suit” has a lot going for it. Weighing just 3.8 kilograms, the pneumatic artificial muscle suit is powerful enough to generate up to 25.5 kilogram-force and effectively relieves pressure on users’ backs when performing activities like heavy lifting.

Best of all, its streamlined design conceals an advanced air pressure system that doesn’t require electricity or batteries. That’s right, you won’t even need to recharge this thing.

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