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Friday, September 30, 2005

Inflatable Muscle Suits

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Sho Hasegawa, a student at the Tokyo University of Science, wears a Muscle Suit … which supports the muscle movements of the elderly or disabled. By controlling air compression, it can help bend and stretch arms, and twist elbows both inward and outward. ...[T]he person's own bones and joints act as supports for the inflatable muscles.

Although this suit is designed for the elderly, it looks like something out of an Anime. Heck, it looks a couple shades of awesome. But this suit doesn't give you super lifting powers, it only accommodates normal muscle strength. The "We Make Money Not Art" link below has some animated Gifs and videos which show the suit in motion.

Link (via We Make Money Not Art)