An exoskeleton can be defined as an external skeleton that supports and protects a human body, in contrast to the internal skeleton.
Now, a Moscow-based company, ExoAtlet, has introduced an exoskeleton for people with lower limb paralysis.
With the help of the device, patients will be able to walk again, go up and down the stairs, sit down and stand up all by themselves.
According to the company, the device's control system is based on signals from torque sensors, electromyograms and brain signals.
Also, control algorithms allow to perform the movement with constant repeat of natural walk pattern which speeds up the recovery process of locomotor and nerve systems.
The developers said that the device is an integration of a person an a robot.
"The verticalization and walk by themselves is the basic condition of health functioning of human body and all inner systems. They improve blood pressure, lung ventilation, they provide degeneration of muscles and bone tissues, improves the mobility of the joints, prevents urological diseases and disorders. The ExoAtlet is a solution for the problem of symbiosis of humane body and mechanical device on the mechano- haptic interplay," they wrote on their officials website page.