X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

DARPA Warrior Web Suit: Exo-Endoskeleton

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen a variety of artificial exoskeletons that can augment a person’s strength and even help disabled people walk again. Their main disadvantage is that they’re quite bulky and heavy. That’s why DARPA is working on a similar suit, except this one’s meant to be worn like an undergarment.

darpa-warrior-web-suit

As indicated in the concept image above, the Warrior Web suit is designed to help soldiers carry additional load while supporting injury prone areas such as the ankles, knees and hip joints. The idea is to provide all this while still allowing the soldier to wear the usual clothing and armor. The video below shows a soldier carrying a 61lb. load while wearing a Warrior Web prototype:

DARPA envisions future versions of the Warrior Web suit to have even more capabilities, such as “core injury mitigation technologies; comprehensive analytical representations; regenerative actuation; adaptive sensing and control; and suit human-to-wearer interface.” Perhaps the real world Iron Man will just look like Tony Stark.

[DARPA via Freshness]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Todd McFarlane Looks Back On His Amazing Career

Todd McFarlane Looks Back On His Amazing Career

Gentle Giant Deadpool Logo Bookends

Gentle Giant Deadpool Logo Bookends

World Yo-Yo Champs 2017

World Yo-Yo Champs 2017

The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown

The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown

Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition Pays Tribute to Le Mans Winner

Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition Pays Tribute to Le Mans Winner

5 Things You Need to Know About the New 2018 Ford F-150

5 Things You Need to Know About the New 2018 Ford F-150