18 January 2017
Vol 2, Issue 2

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ONLINE COVER Step This Way. A volunteer walks on a treadmill while wearing a soft exosuit designed to assist the wearer and to measure gait mechanics Quinlivan et al. track the energy expended during walking with and without assistance from the device. Force is applied locally to the ankle to closely approximate normal ankle motion and indirectly applied to hip motion through the suit's fabrics. Net metabolic rates showed progressive decrease throughout the entire range of exosuit assistance. [CREDIT: TAYLOR GREENBERG GOLDY]