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The world's first exoskeleton for children

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Bill Brown
Jun 13, 2016 20:54
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Spanish researchers have developed what will be the world's first exoskeleton for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a hereditary disease that leads to muscle weakness and atrophy.

The approximately 11-kilogram exoskeleton is adjustable so that it can be used for children from 3 to 14 years.

Exoskeleton is equipped with various motors and sensors that help the child when it should go.

The internal battery lasts about five hours.

Around four to six children diagnosed every year in Sweden in spinal muscular atrophy.

gizmag.com

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