ROAM Robotics Skiing Exoskeleton

Here's something to try on your next ski trip, especially if you haven't really kept up on your exercises prior to hitting the slopes.


(ROAM Robotics ski exoskeleton)

Experience the first of its kind robotic powered exoskeleton to superpower your knees during alpine skiing and snowboarding. The sensors and the software on the exoskeleton senses user intent and automatically adjusts torque at the knee via air actuators effectively mimicking the quadricep muscles. The device is fully programmable and automated but with manual overrides thus always keeping user in control.

Extend your ski day, access longer challenging terrain, make stronger turns, or simply enjoy the sport without the pain. All the while keeping your knees safer.

Science fiction authors pioneered the idea of exoskeletons. Probably the best fit for an exoskeleton you could ski with is the powered suit from Robert Heinlein's 1959 novel Starship Troopers.

'The real genius in the design is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it...'

I'd also mention the rigid metallic clothing from Edmond Hamilton's 1932 classic A Conquest of Two Worlds.

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