The Walk-Mate robotic suit being tested at Mount Koya, a holy peak in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Walk Mate Lab / All Nippon Airways
The Walk-Mate robotic suit being tested at Mount Koya, a holy peak in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Walk Mate Lab / All Nippon Airways
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Japanese robot suit that optimises users’ steps and helps people walk again gets put through paces on 1,200km ancient pilgrimage route

  • Created by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Walk-Mate Lab and All Nippon Airways, the Walk-Mate robotic suit uses sensors and motors to stabilise users’ steps
  • Test participants report feeling a ‘sense of togetherness’ when using the equipment, both with other walkers and the robotic suit

The Walk-Mate robotic suit being tested at Mount Koya, a holy peak in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Walk Mate Lab / All Nippon Airways
The Walk-Mate robotic suit being tested at Mount Koya, a holy peak in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Walk Mate Lab / All Nippon Airways
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