[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008JFUN6E” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sBYLb4EYL._SL110_.jpg” width=”92″]Bionic limbs that enhance human ability are no longer the sole excitement of people with severe injuries that leave their organic arms and legs disabled. The Titan Arm, designed by a group of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania, is a real-world example of enhancing already healthy human bodies.
Constructed with the exhausted manual laborer in mind, the Titan Arm augments your weight-lifting ability by up to forty pounds. Such a difference in weight is the threshold between persistent fatigue and sweat-free activity.
Reminiscent of Matt Damon’s exoskeleton in the recent film Elysium, the Titan Arm extends from a small, backpack-like device containing the motor. Any difference in force is transmitted to the elbow of the arm via cables attached to the motor, creating a fluid, natural range of movement unencumbered by heavy power supplies.
The Titan Arm can even be used for people recently injured who need physical therapy. The arm can apply different levels of resistance to strengthen an organic arm that was weakened.
With tools like the Titan Arm, both professional workers and laypeople can access additional strength in a compact form. Previously strenuous labor will be relieved, and people’s capacity for endurance will improve with assistance from bionic enhancements.
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