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The Anti-Gravity Treadmill

FDA Approves Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Whether you've been injured or you're just plain lazy, you'll probably find that the treadmill can be an intimidating piece of machinery. Sometimes the idea of just standing and supporting your own weight on your two legs is a terrifying notion. But that is where the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill comes in.

The Alter-G uses a NASA-designed air pressure system to reduce a runner's (or more likely a walker's) weight by up to 80 percent. The support is reportedly barely noticeable and doesn't alter one's movement. The FDA has just approved the device for medical use, so expect to see them in rehabilitation centers soon.

One place we shouldn't see this is the gym. Running without supporting your weight is just kicking your legs wildly. You can do that by laying down and acting like a beetle on its back.

From Ubergizmo

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Tags: alter-g, anti-gravity, medicine, rehabilitation, treadmill

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