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Empowering prosthesis users with a hip exoskeleton

A phase 1 trial shows the feasibility of a novel approach combining a powered hip exoskeleton with a passive leg prosthesis to improve the energy efficiency of walking.

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Fig. 1: Flowchart showing the development of wearable lower limb assistive devices and their target populations and functionality.


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Nalam, V., Huang, H.(. Empowering prosthesis users with a hip exoskeleton. Nat Med 27, 1677–1678 (2021).

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