Forschung // 17. Mai 2004
Artificial exoskeleton takes the strain
A human exoskeleton, which could help soldiers and fire-fighters carry heavy loads, is about to take its first public steps.
Called the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton, or BLEEX, it is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency venture designed to help foot soldiers carry heavier loads over even longer distances, by connecting robotic supports to their legs to reduce the load.