Engineers develop powered exoskeleton


Photo: A man is helping a lower-limb amputee put on an exoskeleton, which is wrapped around the waist and leg; Copyright: Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering

Professor Tommaso Lenzi (left), helping a participant put on an experimental exoskeleton for lower-limb amputees. The lightweight powered exoskeleton allows users to walk with much less effort thanks to a series of motors, microprocessors and advanced algorithms.