Revision Military Exoskeleton

Aug 1, 2016

Category: Tech

In just about every futuristic depiction of American soldiers, at least some of them are outfitted with exoskeletons. In these possible futures, regular enlisted men become super heroes with the ability to jump high, lift heavy objects, and run fast. While we aren’t quite there yet, exoskeletons like Revision Military are taking us closer by the day.

In crude terms, the way this suit works is by transferring weight down from the helmet onto the suit, and then onto the hips and legs which are then assisted by the PROWLER system. This system reduces stress by using motor mechanisms in both knee-sides, making it so a dismounted soldier with a 70 to 80 pound load would have no stress being placed on his knee joints. In practical terms, all of this means that a service member wearing this exoskeleton can show up after 6 hours of travel fresher and with more energy than if they hadn’t had it on. While these aren’t being used by the military right now, they were developed with the SOCOM TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) guidelines in mind, making the suit eligible for defense department funding in the future. Watch the video below.

More From Tech

Project Black's TR2 Is A Compact Tactical Respirator For Any Operation

Full-fledged air filtration in an easily-packable format.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

SoundID Can Custom Tune 400+ Audio Devices To Your Hearing Preferences

This app shapes the sound of your headphones and/or speakers to your ears.

Posted By

Apr 3, 2020

Featured Image

Yuri Suzuki’s Easy Record Maker Lets You Engrave Your Own Vinyl Albums

All you need is a vinyl record, your digital music player, and an aux cable.

Posted By

Apr 3, 2020

Featured Image

This Béhar-Designed Smart Mirror Makes Full-Body At-Home Exercise Easy

Incorporating guided exercises by an interactive instructor.

Posted By

Apr 1, 2020

Featured Image

The Upgraded Charge 4 Fitness Tracker Gets Onboard GPS, Spotify, & Fitbit Pay

The same classic looks with loads of new onboard tech.

Posted By

Apr 1, 2020

Featured Image

The GPS-Ready EyeRide Turns Any Helmet Into A Hands-Free Smart HUD

Outfitted with head-up display, GPS, a hands-free kit, and voice command.

Posted By

Mar 31, 2020