Researchers from the Keio University in Tokyo have developed an artificial biomimicry-inspired tail capable of extending the human?s innate body functions. The appendage which predominantly enhances the user?s balance and strength could provide a multitude of benefits to various industries, including physically intensive occupations such as construction work, whereby the tail?s additional support could improve worker safety. Patients recovering from neurological or orthopedic injuries could also use the tail for rehabilitative purposes. However, this new technology currently has limitations in terms of its portability and accessibility.
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