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Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit
2014-09-14 05:03:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday. The Soft Exosuit, which was developed by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is a robotic suit designed to prevent and reduce...

2014-08-18 12:20:40

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin's exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136825 The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases...

2014-06-27 08:25:02

Revolutionary technology that allows individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, such as paraplegia, to stand & walk receives clearance for personal use in the U.S. MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable...

2014-03-04 08:32:44

CLEVELAND, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has entered into clinical trial agreements with four of the top ranked rehabilitation institutions in the United States to support the testing and development of the Indego(®) exoskeleton. Parker is currently developing a second generation device for clinical trials starting in July 2014 to support submission for FDA approval....

2014-01-15 23:01:35

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (formerly PN Med Group, Inc.) (OTCBB: EKSO), a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), announced today that it completed an alternative public offering this morning, in which Ekso Bionics, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Ekso Bionics"), became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and completed a simultaneous $20.6 million private placement offering. RICHMOND, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (formerly PN Med...

US Army Developing Special Ops 'Iron Man' Suit
2013-10-11 06:00:20

[ Watch the Video: Exoskeletons For Soldiers ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Army is planning to develop a revolutionary type of smart body armor to give its soldiers Iron-Man style capabilities on the battlefield. The idea to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, originated as a request from US Special Operations Command, who wanted an advanced infantry uniform that provides “superhuman strength” with greater ballistic...

Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA Marvel Comic's fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA's X1 robotic exoskeleton can't do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with...

Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

Vanderbilt University [ Watch The Video ] The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University´s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'