Exoskeleton – Chance to be Iron Man?

Exoskeleton – Chance to be Iron Man?

How many boys in childhood dreamed of being Iron Man for one day? Thanks to the exoskeleton, this dream can come true! A powered exoskeleton is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of electric motors, levers, hydraulics, pneumatics. Combination of technologies allows for limb movement with increased strength. There is an increasing number of applications for an exoskeleton – decreased fatigue and increased productivity while unloading supplies or enabling a soldier to carry heavy objects (40–300 kg) during running and climbing stairs. Exoskeletons are also used in other work and medicine.

You Can be Like Iron Man

Gravity company in March 2017 has unveiled its first exoskeleton – the Daedalus Flight Suit. It is a jetpack capable of achieving flying ability, hovering, and powered jumps. These enable it to be directed by moving the arms. Much like Iron Man – the Comic book character, the flight pack incorporates a heads-up display which displays for the user operating information, including top speed, fuel left, etc.

In October 2017 Richard Browning – English inventor and founded Gravity Industries, reached flying speeds of 32.02 mph. Guinness awarded him with a title for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit. Browning says: “Our mission is to build an inspirational technology company by re-imagining the future of human flight and pioneering aeronautical innovation.”

Do you want to feel like Iron Man? If you have enough money you can buy Daedulus Suit, just like another private investor did.

Exoskeletons Help to People Work

Currently in the world, mainly in the US and Japan work is underway on various versions of exoskeletons. Mostly with the intention of being used for military purposes – to improve the soldier’s combat capabilities on the battlefield. This technology is used by employees as devices supporting the carrying of loads in places where heavy equipment has no access, or its use is inadvisable.

Chance for the Better Life?

Exoskeletons are used in medicine as an aid for people who can not move on their own. This technology gives a chance to people who were told they’d never walk again, to do that. It’s also helpful for medical staff involved in the care of persons with paralysis or can be applied in the area of rehabilitation of spinal cord injury patients or stroke. Exoskeletons are a great example of how advances in technology making the world easier and better.


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