Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Backpack 'Exoskeleton' Lightens The Burden In An Unexpected Way


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 researchers report that their prototype can successfully take on 80 percent of an 80-pound load carried on a person's back, but there's one catch: The current model impedes the natural walking gait of the person wearing it.

W: http://www.sciencedaily.com/

4 comments:

u.s.techkid said...

Wow thats really cool! That would be great for someone like me who has back and joint problems. It's prolly gona be expensive when its finished but its worth it in my opinion. great blog!

khatibtechno said...

nice idea, backpack i didnt think about that :S

khatibtechno said...

nice idea, backpack i didnt think about that :S

Jana & Crystal said...

thanx you guys...
And I know it is something original isnt it?