Monthly Archives: June 2008

Human Exoskeleton

Imagine traipsing down the trail with 200 lbs. of extra weight… and not feeling it. Better: Imagine being paralyzed, and suddenly able to walk. Human exoskeletons are a reality.

Berkeley Bionics has spent the last several years developing and working to perfect their exoskeletons, which augment both a person’s lifting strength and endurance. With the HULC device, a person can carry up to 200 pounds without seriously impeding their mobility while using up to 15 percent less oxygen to bear the weight, increasing the length of time a person would be able to haul such a load.