EU research project designs wearable robot to treat lumbar pain — 3 things to know

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Spexor, a European Union research group, is developing an exoskeleton to treat lumbar pain, reports Euronews.

Three things to know:

1. The 14-pound spinal exoskeleton device attaches to the wearer's thighs, pelvis and back.

2. It features a joint in the hip with a self-aligning module, and a spinal mechanism that simultaneously bends with the wearer, taking the load off the spine.

3. Carbon fiber rods are fitted at the back to take the strain off the spine and springs on the thighs provide a small push on the legs.

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