Wearable Robot

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What Does Wearable Robot Mean?

A wearable robot is a specific type of wearable device that is used to enhance a person's motion and/or physical abilities.

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Wearable robots are also known as bionic robots or exoskeletons.

Techopedia Explains Wearable Robot

One of the general principles of a wearable robot is that it involves physical hardware for assisting with human motion. Some models of wearable robots can help individuals to walk, which may be used for post-surgery or rehab purposes.

A particular characteristic of the wearable robot interface is that these pieces of hardware can be programmed in a variety of ways. Sensors or devices can take in verbal, behavioral or other input in order to facilitate specific types of movement. These kinds of resources represent an exciting application of new technology to medical use, where paralyzed or disabled individuals may benefit greatly from these wearable robots, which involve the junction of sophisticated new hardware, big data and wireless technologies.

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