02 Sep McKinsey has identified exoskeletons as one of the ten innovations that can improve global health
McKinsey Global Institute identified ten promising innovations that could have a critical impact on health by 2040 as part of the report Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity study.
The study focuses on technologies that address the greatest unmet needs. The impact of these innovations was determined by interviewing experts and evaluating the current biological knowledge of each disease, as well as the effort and enthusiasm surrounding the new techniques.
According to McKinsey, one of these hot spaces in healthcare is the field of robotics and prosthetics, with a special mention to the new generation of exoskeletons. Today’s mechanical mobility aids do not fully restore movement, so they do not prevent loss of independence and the risk of accidental injury. Next-generation exoskeletons, powered by tiny motors that mimic human muscles, could allow patients to regain their autonomy while reducing the likelihood of accidents and falls.
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