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'Harder, better, faster, stronger'-tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic cost of running
May 31, 2017
What if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4 percent compared to not wearing the exosuit, bringing those dreams of high performance closer to reality.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
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