With over 64 million Americans taking a run or jog in 2016, running is undoubtedly one of America's favorite ways to stay fit. Despite its popularity, affordability, and reported health benefits, running can also be tough on the body. As a result, scientists are always looking for methods to improve athletic performance while minimizing the potential for injury and long-term negative effects such as joint pain. Recently, researchers at the Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University unveiled an innovation that addresses both of these issues—a tethered exosuit that can cut the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4 percent.
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 29, 2017
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