__SPACER__ One of the victims of the Virginia Tech. campus killings was Kevin Granata. Kevin was an engineering and mechanics professor who developed this exoskeletal system to help people with a muscle wasting disease called sarcophenia.
__SPACER__ “Designed to help patients recover from partial paralysis. Sensors at the elbow and wrist allow a healthy arm to control the eight artificial muscles, which are powered by compressed air, on the paralyzed side.”
__SPACER__ HAL 3 is a system that was shown in 2005 at the Japan World Expo. It is a ‘bio-cybernic’ system which aids walking via an exoskeleton with skin sensors and a computerized monitoring system housed in a backpack.
__SPACER__ The Human Neuromechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan is devoted to the interaction between the nervous system and bone and muscles. It produces exoskeletal systems that a directly controlled by the brain - real life bionics.