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FORTIS Exoskeleton

By: on November 17, 2014

Get a FORTIS exoskeleton and you'll instantly have: 1) superhero strength; and 2) a superhero costume. Two birds, one stone. Like Iron Man. Lockheed Martin is developing this unpowered, lightweight external structure to enhance user strength, endurance, and flexibility. In addition to crime-fighting vigilantes, the FORTIS can provide significant advantages to workers using industrial tools, or lifting heavy loads such as rebar and fat people.

The FORTIS exoskeleton has been configured to transfer loads through the suit to the ground in either a standing or kneeling position. It creates a feeling of weightlessness when wearers are carrying or maneuvering heavy objects. For example, using FORTIS' Equipois zeroG arm, operators can effortlessly hold objects up to 36 pounds, lessening the stress on muscles and joints for increased productivity and less risk of injury.The exoskeleton's ergonomic design also moves naturally with the wearer and adapts to different body types and heights.

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