Newly developed bionic bicep gives you Hercules` strength

A group of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania have created a bionic arm that can be just strapped on an external bicep and will give you enormous strength.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 27, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

Washington: A group of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania have created a bionic arm that can be just strapped on an external bicep and will give you enormous strength.

The bionic device, dubbed the Titan Arm, has been developed by four mechanical engineering students who, in their final undergraduate year, built an upper-body exoskeleton that could be used in physical therapy and manual labour, CNN reported.

The arm can be strapped directly to a user`s right arm to help them lift heavy objects that they usually wouldn`t be able to lift.

The inventors said that the exoskeleton can also be used by people whose jobs require heavy lifting like warehouse workers, removalists and couriers.

Elizabeth Beattie, one of the Titan Arm`s inventors, said that with the Titan Arm, they wanted to develop something that could both augment a user`s natural strength as well as help people perform physical therapy in their own home.