DARPA is funding the development of soft exoskeleton for military




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At the mention of the word “exoskeleton” comes to mind is a cumbersome structure of the metal , similar to the development of various research groups, which we have previously mentioned. Also, remember the movie “Face of the Future”, where all the soldiers involved in the fighting only in special costumes. Exoskeleton are working on experts from the Institute of Wyss at Harvard University (USA), does not look “as if torn from his robot»: Soft Exosuit lightweight and made of fabric, writes Engadget.

The development Soft Exosuit, which lasts for many years, became interested in DARPA . Agency Defense Advanced Research Projects decided to support the efforts of the American engineers by allocating Wyss Institute for $ 2.9 million under the program Warrior Web.

The current version of Soft Exosuit really very similar to the “smart” clothes that can be worn as pants. New exoskeleton mimics the movement of the muscles and tendons while walking. This is possible thanks to the straps, fastened in the right places around the legs and equipped with flexible sensors. The whole structure is controlled by a low-power microprocessor.

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Since the program DARPA Warrior Web aims to search for new technologies that can prevent injuries of soldiers, it is safe to say that when you are ready Soft Exosuit will be used for military purposes. However, the creators of the soft exoskeleton hope that the military sphere will be not the only area of ​​application Soft Exosuit. The device is also suitable for wearing ordinary people to increase the distance, walking without feeling tired. In addition, the research team plans to release a medical version of the exoskeleton for patients with limited mobility.

An interesting variation of the exoskeleton developed Swiss engineers. Their invention allows sit standing .


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