Exoskeletons For Rent in Japan!

Cyberdyne has started renting their exoskeleton body suits in Japan. The mind-controlled wearable machine increases strength and endurance, and rents for $2,300 a month. (Sensors on the skin detect traces of nerve signals from the brain, synchronizing the power suit’s movements with the user’s own limbs…)

New video shows the suits in use on the streets of Tokyo, and the idea is becoming popular. Other Tokyo researchers have built a brain-machine interface to control a wheelchair with thoughts, and DARPA now has a program called Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation “to develop devices and machines that will increase the speed, strength and endurance of soldiers in combat environments.”

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