DARPA funded Smart Suit technology that makes you physically fit and increases stamina
While carrying heavy loads in battlefield or combat situations can be a real energy sapper for the soldiers, it would come as a bane if there could be a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance and body’s resistance to injuries. This is exactly what The Wyss Institute for Biologically inspired Engineering at Harvard University is going to do backed up by $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new wearable technology will considerably delay the onset of fatigue thereby enabling soldiers to perform better in battlefield situations and other important missions.
Smart Suit will be made from lightweight, efficient and non-resistive material with integration of soft wearable assistive devices integrating novel Wyss technologies one of which is stretchable sensor to monitor body’s biomechanics without interfering the natural motion. One of these technologies will help the wearer in maintaining body balance by providing low-level mechanical vibrations to boost body’s sensory functions. Not only in the battlefield the applications of this new technology could be in daily life for example it could be used for elderly people in improving mobility for people with physical disability.