Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a new device that can add or remove energy from the human metabolic system. Through the use of masses that apply pushing and towing forces, improvements can be made in human strength, speed, and endurance. Use of this device can allow a human to carry heavier loads, run faster and further, jump higher, be less fatigued, and have greater stamina. In addition, the innovation can be used to remove forces acting on the body. An example of this would be to add resistive forces on the body of someone carrying a heavy load downhill. The resistive forces reduce the energy the body uses to slow its descent. This innovation is simple, and uses a method that allows masses to oscillate with the correct timing, direction, and phase, thus applying forces that assist human movement.
- Prosthetic devices
- Sports enhancements
- Physical therapy
Benefits and Advantages
- Lower Costs – Simple, inexpensive design.
- More Power – Increases strength and operator ability compared to existing innovations.
- Retrofit – Can be used to improve existing products.
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