Researchers at Hiroshima University, Georgia Tech, and Smart Support Technologies Inc. have
developed an upper body vest that lightens the load on the arm.
The Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS) doesn't have any motors or other
electronics, using passive techniques to function. This allows it to be an easy
wear and not require any battery charging while providing effective
"Human muscular movement is well-known anatomically and physiologically,"
said Yuichi Kurita at the Institute of Engineering at Hiroshima University.
"However, understandings of how to compute human musculoskeletal dynamics
and build models of human sensation and motion using a computer are very
limited. Furthermore, it is rare to develop products using a model that is
computable in this research field.
We calculated the movement of the human muscle using a computer and measured
the maximum point of human sensorimotor function. SEnS is designed to improve
sensorimotor performance during use. In the future, we can develop
made-to-order SEnS in keeping with individual muscle movements using our
technique," the researcher said.