Posted May 22, 2017 9:00 am by Comments

By Tactical-Life


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Photo by Lockheed Martin
FORTIS K-SRD helps soldiers climb and walk carrying heavy mission equipment loads by supporting the legs and boosting knee capacity.

Photo by Lockheed Martin

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but this thing is the real deal. Looking to offset the potential for exhaustion and injury that can occur when soldiers carry heavy equipment loads during operations, Lockheed Martin is introducing its new FORTIS Knee Stress Release Device (K-SRD).

The Lockheed FORTIS K-SRD is a computer-controlled exoskeleton that reduces stress on the lower back and legs, thereby boosting mobility and load-carrying capability. Here’s how it works: the exoskeleton has sensors that provide the soldier’s speed, direction and …Read the Rest

Source:: Tactical Life

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