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Until now, you’d be hard-pressed to find an exoskeleton outside hospitals or rehab facilities. But after trying to create a more affordable device for outpatients, Enhanced Robotics unveiled a new way to level up workouts. The Sportsmate 5, which is worn around the waist and braces the thighs, provides assistance or resistance during activity with the touch of a button. “People move by producing torque, or force, at our joints,” CEO Hanqi Leon Zhu says. “Our algorithms can detect your gait and produce the torque needed to more easily achieve that motion,” reducing pressure and energy spent. On the flip side, athletes can use the exoskeleton, available in January 2023, to generate more force to train against, maximizing gains in the gym.

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