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Posted at 2:15 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

CES 2011: What is this? Guess the function of our mystery gadget

By Hayley Tsukayama


A Washington Post videographer sent back this perplexing image from the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. We've put it up on Facebook and asked people to weigh in on what they think it could possibly be.

Weigh in here or over at The Washington Post's Facebook page. The answer will be revealed at the end of the day.

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By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 6, 2011; 2:15 PM ET
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Mobility assistance. The battery pack goes in front of your abdomen and you strap your legs in. A less bulky version of the ones honda has been building.

Posted by: hesaid | January 6, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse

It's a Robot Suit.

Posted by: patb | January 6, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Just Google "Cyberdyne". You know, the name on the robotic assistive device, and the shirt, and the big poster in the pic.

Posted by: DonKedic | January 6, 2011 7:08 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: tbva | January 6, 2011 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Is it from the sex industry?

Posted by: flunk | January 6, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse


It's part of a Terminator...

Posted by: wiredog | January 7, 2011 7:50 AM | Report abuse

If you saw the Christmas episode of Glee, you saw a similar (if not the same) device. It is used to give parapalegics the ability to walk. It is an exoskeleton that straps to the torso and legs.

Posted by: lgaide | January 7, 2011 8:11 AM | Report abuse

The first question should have been... Who cares?

It is just something to make the inventor feel better about himself. We MIGHT see it 'on the street' in 10 to 15 years.

Posted by: joeblotnik49 | January 7, 2011 8:47 AM | Report abuse

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