Indego is a personal mobility system that is controlled with postural changes as gyroscopes and accelerometers sense the user's balance. This "wearable robot" serves as a mechanical brace for the lower limbs, providing torque, or rotating power, to the hips and knees for walking. A proprietary control interface allows for smooth operation that works in harmony with natural human movement and body position. At just 27 pounds (12.25 kilograms), it is half the weight of other exoskeletons, and has a slim profile and modular design that can be quickly assembled and dis-assembled for ease of use and transportation.
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To learn more about Indego, visit: http://www.indego.com.
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