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Hate running? These ankle exoskeletons could change that

March 27th, 2020

Stanford researchers have developed a wearable exoskeleton that makes it easier to run, reducing the energy cost of the running motion by as much as 15%.  The team says they are working on further enhancing the system and ultimately working to make the device fully portable.  The researchers hope to make it easier for non-athletic …

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You’ve been running wrong your entire life

October 9th, 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, amateur jogger, or simply run when the situation warrants it, a new study claims that you’d be doing yourself a favor if you bound your feet together before your next sprint. This seemingly counterintuitive tip comes from a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, and it has some …