Exoskeleton Technologies



Lockheed Martin has developed an exoskeleton technology that's a lower body lower extremity system it's a powered knee system that transfers the an actuator signal to the knees to power you through your motion what that does is it reduces the metabolic cost of transport for walking and particularly on steep terrain staircases urban canyons subterranean levels things like that so operators in general require an exoskeleton because they're carrying heavy and heavy loads over greater and greater distances to get between where they're being inserted and where their objective is that's just a matter of fact what we're trying to do is prevent the injury to that guy by reducing his phase fatigue in addition to that we make them a little bit more it we improve their endurance we improve their ability to stay on task for longer durations by reducing that fatigue so right now we're at TRL 6 with the base technology we'll be taking that to TRL 8 probably this year we're working with the army with the peo soldier with the rapid equipping force and with SOCOM all in an effort to bring this technology to his readiness level that we can now field it

2 Comments

  1. Wild Dog said:

    I called it. I am good with predictions. Standing turret exoskeleton. x)

    June 29, 2019
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  2. Vamingo said:

    0:29 Run Forrest! Run

    June 29, 2019
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