Exoskeletons: The Future of Strength and Endurance in Everyday Life

Imagine wearing high-tech body armor that makes you super strong and tireless. This technology, known as an exoskeleton, might sound like something from a superhero movie, but it's increasingly being used in real life around the world. California-based manufacturer SuitX expects exoskeletons to go mainstream, with founder Homayoon Kazerooni predicting they'll eventually be sold at hardware stores like Home Depot.

In simple terms, an exoskeleton is an external device that supports, covers, and protects its user, providing greater levels of strength and endurance. Often referred to as "wearable robots," they can be battery-powered and computer-operated, incorporating motors and hydraulics, or more simple, passive designs using springs and dampeners.

Adrian Spragg, an expert on the technology at management consultancy Accenture, says, "Integrating humans and machines into one system opens up a new realm of opportunity." While early applications focused on military and medical uses, there's been an explosion of exoskeleton usage in various fields over the past few years.

Manufacturing workers are increasingly using exoskeletons, and consumer versions are being developed to help people more easily perform daily activities like DIY, walking, and climbing stairs. ABI Research expects global exoskeleton revenues to rise from $392m in 2020 to $6.8bn in 2030, indicating a significant increase in sales.

Join us in exploring the world of exoskeletons, where wearable robots enhance strength and endurance, making everyday tasks more manageable and revolutionizing the way we live and work.

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