Back-saving underwear and the magic of assistive fabric


The word “exosuit” conjures images of Tony Stark or any of a growing number of powered exoskeleton products from companies like Ekso Bionics and Sarcos. I’m bullish on the future of such devices in applications like construction, but it’s another kind of exosuit, one that doesn’t rely on power, that’s likelier to enter the market in a significant way. 

These exosuits are unpowered and low-profile, relying on elastics and biomechanics to ease to strain in lightweight, low-cost assistive devices that (unlike the copper-infused garbage peddled on infomercials) actually work. 

A new article in the Nature journal Scientific Reports describes one such device designed to be worn under the clothes and promising reduced fatigue in lower back muscles on the order of 29-47 percent. The article, “Low-Profile Elastic Exosuit Reduces Back Muscle Fatigue,” comes from researchers at Vanderbilt University. Led by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik and recent Ph.D.

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Automotive Airbag Fabric Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 24, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Automotive Airbag Fabric Market” is valued at 1311.6 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 1719.5 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.9% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Automotive Airbag Fabric Market by Types (Front Airbag, Side Airbag, Other), Applications (Flat Airbag Fabric, OPW (one-piece woven) Airbag Fabric) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 121 Pages and in-depth TOC on Automotive Airbag Fabric Market.

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