We all want to be Iron Man at least a little bit, but robotic exoskeletons have more medical applications than superhero ones.

Source: EksoBionics

For starters, they are being used to help paralyzed people walk again, which is nothing short of a miracle.

They can also be useful for correcting malformations or for rehabilitation after a brain or spinal cord injury by providing weak muscles with the extra help they need to perform movements and begin healing the damage.

Most of these exoskeletons work through a combination of user input and pre-set movements, but with advancements in neural interfaces, it is only a matter of time before a directly mind-controlled exoskeleton is widely available.