Modern suits look beautiful, but they are uncomfortable to wear. It is for this reason that scientists MIT are developing a new flexible clothing for astronauts. Their latest development looks too futuristic.

Roughly speaking, suit, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, works as shrink film. The so-called BioSuit departs from the use of gas in the suit. In his case, the pressure created by the metal coils, writes Gizmodo.

Astronaut, dressed in an ordinary suit, is in a balloon gas, which provides the necessities of life in a vacuum pressure in the third of the atmospheric pressure. We want to obtain the same effect, but at the expense of mechanical pressure. The application of pressure directly to the skin will allow us to completely abandon the gas – explained professor of aeronautics, astronautics and engineering systems at MIT Dava Newman, who led the development of BioSuit.


This can be achieved by using a new active apparel using pruzhinoobraznyh coils, which are reduced by heating, tight body obtyagivaya astronaut. The basis of the coils is shape memory material. On heating to a certain temperature it reproduces a certain shape it. Thus, when the temperature falls suit becomes softer with increasing – firmer.

According to Newman, the new suit has high light and portable, making it convenient to move around the surface of the planets. If you’ve ever seen the video from jumping on the moon, astronauts, you will realize how difficult it is to work in a bulky spacesuit.

Now researchers are trying to find an efficient way of heating coils and subsequent blocking.

This technology can also be used in the military. Clothes , which can collapse under the influence of temperature, can delay wound soldier as a tourniquet, thereby preventing excessive blood loss. But this would require a cheaper material, making it a one-off.


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