exoskeletal


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ex·o·skel·e·ton

 (ĕk′sō-skĕl′ĭ-tn)
n.
A hard outer structure, such as the shell of an insect or crustacean, that provides protection or support for an organism.

ex′o·skel′e·tal (-ĭ-tl) adj.
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It still features the neoprene bootie and exoskeletal upper the original 1991 Huarache had, but adds the FitAdapt lacing system to give users the convenience of not having to bend down low to adjust their laces.
These cuticular connections would seem highly unlikely because setae are individually produced exoskeletal secretions, and the connections imply unknown processes for the production or modification of crustacean setae.
He used to make robots that could walk on land and go into the water and swim, exoskeletal suits that paralysed people wore to enable them to walk.
Several active compounds in Venerate provide multiple modes of action, resulting in enzymatic degradation of exoskeletal structures by contact and ingestion of the product (Asolkar et al.
The insect's bulbous thorax extrudes into machine-tooled exoskeletal plates, which branch into knobby vertebrate limbs held together with shiny silver nuts and bolts.
Many marine invertebrates are characterized by the ability to synthesize ECM components together with exoskeletal structures of different structure and shape, which serves to protect internal soft body from environment and predators.
Additions to this treatment may include exoskeletal mobility or virtual reality visualization to provide additional stimulation in the hoped for regeneration of motor and sensory neurons.
"I'm going to try to do an Ironman." Dunfermline-born David, 39, will fly to Seattle next month to be fitted for an intrepid dynamic exoskeletal orthosis leg brace.
Since those with transtibial amputation maintain their biological knee joints, a direct assistance of these joints requires the use of an exoskeletal device such as an orthosis that provides assistance in parallel to the existing joint.
In the last century, late 60s and early 70s, the Hardiman project [3], a large two-armed, bipedal exoskeletal system, operated at GE was controlled by using a master-slave system.
When evaluating the clinical applicability of our findings, it is important to note that this is a single case report and, therefore, a clinical trial is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the HAL exoskeletal training in improving gait in patients with different conditions.
Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital Grants ActivArmor ActivArmor provides the first commercially available water-safe, breathable and hygienic orthosis utilizing 3D body imaging and 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) design to develop custom-fit exoskeletal support devices for medical and sports applications.