Improving Life with Exoskeleton Technologies | Breakthrough



exoskeleton technologies is a program where we're working on developing exoskeletons for different applications National Geographic contacted us about participating in their breakthrough series on a show called more than human they asked us to bring Fortis exoskeleton and demonstrate some of the applications Fortis was designed to help the user take heavy weight off their body where they experience muscle fatigue for holding up heavy tools there are tools that I can barely hold up and if I wear Fortis I'm able to hold that tool up for as long as I need to hold it up the tool is basically floating in the air you are not holding the weight you're just maneuvering it we were working on several different applications to help the military carry heavy loads long distances we also determined there was an application for industrial workers and shipyards who hold up heavy tools for long periods of time Fortis is an unpowered exoskeleton it is meant to feel like just an extension of your body it's supposed to be very natural and easy to use where your joints are there's a joint on the exoskeleton those joints are designed to move in the same manner that your joint moves there are also features in it that prevent you from injuring yourself you can't overextend your knee so Fortis does not allow you to do that therefore the suit can't get caught and then pull your leg with it one of the requirements of Fortis was to make it very easily adjustable for different range of body types and sizes so we have made the legs just very easy to adjust on or off we've also made it very easy to get in and out of that way if there is a situation for an industrial worker that they needed to take for – soft very quickly they can easily get out of the suit it feels very natural to put it on and walk with it as we've been developing Fortis we've been getting a lot of calls from different people with ideas for different applications so we're finding all sorts of ideas that we never even thought of and that's how we got here today to demonstrate Fortis in the first responder application we believe exoskeleton technologies can be adapted for many different applications Fortis isn't meant to replace workers it's meant to help workers it's meant to improve their quality of life by reducing fatigue that they feel at the end of the day they no longer have to go home and just crash on the couch they can now go to their kids sports game or do whatever they want to do after work because they're not so tired from having held that heavy tool up all day long

10 Comments

  1. Paul RupRai said:

    What a load of !! Break through by an idiot woman …lmao

    June 30, 2019
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  2. Rumple Stiltskin said:

    Not a bad idea, but you had better come up with an energy storage source that is far better than what we have available today if you want a wearer to be able to use it for an extended period of time. Otherwise it is just a fanciful idea, with no actual application……..

    June 30, 2019
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  3. Durahl said:

    01:40 "Feels very natural to put it on and walk with it" –  Looking at your gait while wearing it I'm not exactly sold to this comment =)

    June 30, 2019
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  4. TheShadow960 said:

    Lockheed martin yet again steals another one of raytheon's projects.

    June 30, 2019
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  5. Fusionscope said:

    She can hold MY heavy tool, all day long, if you know what I mean. haha

    June 30, 2019
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  6. TMS said:

    Welcome to call of duty advanced warfare, every 10 year olds wet dream

    June 30, 2019
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  7. Axel A. said:

    I want to see this technology help the disabled

    June 30, 2019
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  8. EagerSnake said:

    yeeeeeah the future is almost here!

    June 30, 2019
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  9. starkistuna said:

    came in expecting to see Ripley's power loader from 1986… DISAPPOINTED!

    June 30, 2019
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  10. Tiago Silva said:

    why does she walks like she got big black dick in the rectum?

    June 30, 2019
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