Imagine attaching a one pound device to your leg and instanly adding strength to your joints and reducing fatigue? Imagine adding 200 pounds of pull from that one pound device. That is exactly what SRI Robotics has done with SuperFlex, a technology platform of light weight component technologies.
SRI Robotics’ Dr. Rich Maloney explains how this one pound device works. Think of it like an exomuscle or an extra muscle attached to the calf of your leg that adds strength. The initial goal was to reduce fatigue to soldiers, but they now want to extend it to older people with knee and joint problems or children with muscular dystrophy explains Dr.Maloney.
Currently what we see in the videa above is a research prototype and they plan to spin off a company and commercialize it says Mahoney.