Would You Wear a Tail to Minimise the Risk of a Fall?

Would You Wear a Tail to Minimise the Risk of a Fall?
04/02/2020 APERS

With the increasing number of falls the elderly have per year, many new innovative devices and technologies are being designed. 

Cheetahs, along with many other animals, use their tails to keep their balance while doing things like running and climbing. What if humans still had similar tails?

This is what a Japanese research team is investigating at Keio University. The team have designed and built a fully functioning one-metre robotic tail, known as Argue. This tails mimic those of cheetahs and could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance. 

Although Arque is remaining in research labs for now, could this be the future of protective technology?

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