Passive Wearables for Improving Human Function and Movement
Has anyone ever looked into making some passive wearables to reduce metabolic costs/improve strength? CMU developed this lower-limb exoskeleton about a year ago that's just a spring and some gears attached to the ankle, and it's capable of reducing up to 10% of our total effort while walking (i'll post links below).
How would we go about creating a more powerful version, with/without power? I'm thinking of running more bands along the ankle in parallel with the original, but I'm not so sure that'd be the best option.
Here's the links/pictures for it.