Elderly Japanese start donning exoskeletons for work

Elderly Japanese start donning exoskeletons for work
Elderly Japanese start donning exoskeletons for work
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Elderly people in Japan have begun donning exoskeletons to continue working in their old age.

The country's population is aging, with 28 percent of people aged 65 and over. Because of this, there was a shortage of workers in Japan, especially in industries such as construction, manufacturing and agriculture.

Exoskeletons have become a way out. A number of technology companies have developed low-cost devices that can take the brunt of a person's heavy lifting. So, an exoskeleton from Innophys allows you to effortlessly lift 24 kilograms of weight, while its price is 1300 dollars (80 thousand rubles).

Innophys engineers worked around the problem of the exoskeleton's non-volatility in an ingenious way by ditching the batteries. The device is "charged" by muscle power and is powered by compressed air.

On September 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin was shown domestic exoskeletons for industrial use and medical rehabilitation. In particular, the head of state was shown how with the help of an industrial exoskeleton from the Norilsk Nickel company one can easily carry weights.

In January, it became known that the Russian combat exoskeleton, developed for robotics operators and fighters of assault engineering and sapper units, was tested in the troops, in particular, it was used in Syria.

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