What a wonderful project! Designers at NC State are developing a device that will make walking easier for those with difficulties.
This is an example of great design. Scientists are taking a million year old design and still finding room to play with it.
A 10% improvement in walking efficiency is a pretty substantial amount. The use of carbon fiber is a good choice, as carbon fiber is incredibly strong while still remaining lightweight.
It’s an elegantly simple design that has remarkable potential. I’m excited to see how this project moves forward.