Friday, October 05, 2007

21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load - MIT News Office

21st-century pack mule: MIT's 'exoskeleton' lightens the load - MIT News Office: "Anne Trafton, News Office September 19, 2007 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."

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