A new exoskeleton that lets disabled people walk on their own feet again is being unveiled by SuitX, a startup of US Bionics, a spinoff company of the University of California, Berkeley. The Phoenix suit weighs only 27 lbs (12.25 kg) and is able to let people with a variety of limitations walk with more strength and confidence.
The main advantage of the Phoenix suit is that it’s modular, which makes it practical for use in situations other than only lower body paralysis. It’s also adjustable to fit different size patients. Moreover, the modular nature of the system makes it easier for users to put on and take off on their own.
So far the system has allowed a paralyzed user to walk at a maximum recorded rate of 1.1 mph (1.8 km/h) and the battery pack lasts for up to four hours of continuous walking.
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