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No longer carry hefty backpack with yourself !

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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

No longer carry hefty backpack with yourself because the new 21st-century pack mule, called Exoskeleton could DO it for you !

How?

Researchers in the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics Group have created a device to lighten the burden for soldiers and others who carry heavy packs and equipment.

Their invention, known as an exoskeleton, can support much of the weight of a heavy backpack and transfer that weight directly to the ground, effectively taking a load off the back of the person wearing the device.

The person wearing the exoskeleton places his or her feet in boots attached to a series of tubes that run up the leg to the backpack, transferring the weight of the backpack to the ground. Springs at the ankle and hip and a damping device at the knee allow the device to approximate the walking motion of a human leg, with a very small external power input (one watt).

For more info, please read this article .

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I think people should just bring less stuff, with them, when they are travelling.;)

3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Kombizz, are these all in your sales kit?

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting opospa

Kombizz, are these all in your sales kit?


And he made them himself too, Opospa.