Tag Archives: Load-bearing Equipment

A Young Company Is Revolutionizing Exoskeleton With Affordable And Modular Exoskeleton

They are not quite like the exoskeleton sci-fi movies and novels envisioned, and clearly, donning one won’t make Tony Stark out of you, but at least it is real. In fact, unbeknownst many, progress has been made and exoskeletons are being rapidly deployed in industrial, as well as medical industry. One such company that made this progress is SuitX. What makes SuitX exoskeleton stands out is, its modularity. Currently, consumers can choose a module that fit their needs. Continue reading A Young Company Is Revolutionizing Exoskeleton With Affordable And Modular Exoskeleton

Panasonic’s ATOUN Launches New Power Assist Suit For The Hip

ATOUN Inc., an in-house venture system of Panasonic established since 2003, has announced a new Power Assist Suit designed to take the load off the wearer’s hip. Designated ATOUN MODEL Y (which has no relation to Tesla’s upcoming ride, btw), this 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs) load-bearing exoskeleton suit is 40 percent lighter over the Nara Prefecture-based company’s Model A (7.4 kg, or 16 lbs) introduced two years ago. The significant weight reduction is made possible by substituting the metal frame with resin, and reducing the size of the motors and batteries. Continue reading Panasonic’s ATOUN Launches New Power Assist Suit For The Hip

Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Caring for your employees means doing more than just paying the correct wages and on time; it includes looking after their wellbeing such as, for example, taking the load off their shoulders when moving heavy objects, like what Lowe’s did and is doing for some of the company’s stock employees. The American home improvement retail chain’s Innovation Labs has teamed up with Virginia Tech College of Engineering to develop an exosuit that will help employees to lift and move product through the stores with less strain. Continue reading Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Indonesian Stroke Victim Creates Mind-controlled Robotic Arm, But How Far Is It From The Truth?

By now, videos of an Indonesian man who created a working robotic arm have gone viral. Now, a story of a man and a robotic arm created out of scraps is not farfetched at all but the thing with Tawan’s creation is, the supposed robotic arm is, wait for this… mind-controlled. Meaning, it has a EEG-like headband that will be make the arm do his bidding if he focus hard enough. We would love to believe that EEG could be cobbled up in your backyard without any computer programming knowledge which obviously this Tawan is not equipped with. Continue reading Indonesian Stroke Victim Creates Mind-controlled Robotic Arm, But How Far Is It From The Truth?

Future U.S. Soldiers Will Look Pretty Much Like HALO’s Master Chief

If you ever played first person shooter set in a near-future world, then you will be familiar with high-tech soldiers like Master Chief. So why am I referring to a game like HALO? Well, cos’ the suit you see here, dubbed TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), looks like one that could only come out of military sci-fi games or movies. This advanced armored exoskeleton suit was a U.S. Special Operations Command initiative, jointly developed by universities, laboratories and the tech industry, including Military equipment maker, Vermont-based Revision Military. Continue reading Future U.S. Soldiers Will Look Pretty Much Like HALO’s Master Chief

MONOWALKER Multifunctional Trailer Takes the Load Off Your Shoulder and Makes a Handy Picnic Table Too

a few years ago, we were suitably impressed by the MONOWALKER, a hiking tailer that literally takes the load of your hiking gear off your shoulder and today, the same folks who invented this fun hiking gear is back with a newer and more versatile version that covers backpacking adventure, walking, hiking, shopping, and even biking. MONOWALKER minimizes the risk of back injury caused by heavy load by transferring 50 percent of the weight to your waist and the remaining 50 percent by the trailer. this also means you are able to bring along more gears to your adventure which would otherwise be too heavy to carry. sure, you could use an off-road vehicle, but where you are heading might not always be vehicle-friendly. Continue reading MONOWALKER Multifunctional Trailer Takes the Load Off Your Shoulder and Makes a Handy Picnic Table Too

U.S. Navy Acquires Lockheed Martin FORTIS Exoskeleton Suits For Ship Maintenance Works

humans are pretty capable creatures, but our ability to exploit is limited to our human strength. that, we have overcame with machines, which are cool but kind of limits our maneuverability. this gives rise to another mankind’s dream: to have superhuman strength like what Iron Man suits gave Tony Stark – which engineers will attempt to achieve through exoskeleton (which is basically what Iron Man suit really is). recently, we have read about a shipyard in South Korea trialling such technology and now, the U.S. Navy is getting ready have a go with it. the Defense Department has recently procured a pair of such exoskeleton suits developed by Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin to be deployed with U.S. Navy for ship maintenance related works. Continue reading U.S. Navy Acquires Lockheed Martin FORTIS Exoskeleton Suits For Ship Maintenance Works

myLIFTER Smart Lifting Device

fancy using your smartphone to control every aspect of your life? if the answer is a resounding ‘yes’, then you are in for a treat. you can now use your trusty smartphone or tablet to do some lifting too and the device to do so is this myLIFTER Smart Lifting Device. mechanical lifter, motorized or not, is not uncommon and some may already have them installed in their garages, but they are expensive, cumbersome to install and most importantly, not smart enough. with the myLIFTER Smart Lifting Device, it is designed to be extremely compact and lightweight – measuring just 3 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches and tipping the scale at just 2 lbs (900+ grams) – and despite the size, it is totally capable of lifting up to 50 lbs (23 kg). Continue reading myLIFTER Smart Lifting Device

Skeletonics is a power-free exoskeleton suit

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this group of Japanese engineering students proved that you don’t need to be a multi-national corporation with big bucks to build a real working exoskeleton suit and the best part is, it doesn’t required any form of electrical power. the project called “Sukerutonikusu” that translates to “Skeletonics”, which is a hybrid of the words “skeleton” and “mechanics”. Continue reading Skeletonics is a power-free exoskeleton suit

top ten gadgets in movies that inspires and excites us

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movies often provides us insight to future gizmos and gadgets that has inspired scientists in the real world. this week, we take a look at the top ten gadgets in movies that truly inspires and excites us… Continue reading top ten gadgets in movies that inspires and excites us