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Scientists unveil robotic ‘exoskeleton’ that prevents elderly people from falling over

Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer "skeleton" Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and prevent their fall. Designed to limit stumbles among the elderly, the device has sensors that can discern in real time when a limb starts to buckle or flail, and lightweight motors which exert instant force on both legs to restore balance. "Wearable machines that enhance your movement and endurance no longer belong to the realm of science fiction," the device's creators said in…