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‘The right trousers’: Wallace and Gromit inspire artificial muscle clothing

Smart trousers could dramatically change lives of people with mobility problems Smart trousers with artificial muscles have the potential to improve the lives of people with mobility problems, say researchers. Inspired by the Wallace and Gromit clay animation The Wrong Trousers, the garb has been dubbed “the right trousers”. Jonathan Rossiter, a professor of robotics […]

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Exoskeleton suits: can ‘superhuman’ frames cross into the mainstream?

Wearable machines are gaining approval from medical insurers and state health providers Companies that make exoskeleton suits are hoping the devices might soon become as commonly provided as wheelchairs. Private medical insurers and at least three state health providers have agreed to cover the cost of the cyborg-type wearables for people unable to walk. Germany […]

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Apple Watch Series 5 launched with always-on screen

Latest smartwatch has health features, more case options and can display time all the time Arcade: Apple’s ‘Netflix for games’ Apple Watch Series 5 full details Apple updates cheapest iPad Apple has launched a new version of its popular smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, with an always-on display. Unveiled on stage at Apple’s headquarters […]