Elderly in Japan use exoskeleton tech to keep them working longer

From Futurism.com:

Exoskeletons aren’t just for super soldiers, automotive assembly workersand the paralyzed — they can assist the elderly in everyday tasks as well.

Now, New Scientist reports that older folks in Japan are using exoskeletons to help them do their jobs as they spend more of their lives in the workforce.

Japan currently has one of the oldest populations int he world. According to the U.S. Population Reference Bureau, Japan has the highest share of people above the age of 65 of any country — 26 percent, according to 2015 data.

In response, a number of Japanese tech companies are building exoskeleton suits to give the elderly a leg — or arm — up.

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