21st-century pack mule: MIT’s ‘exoskeleton’ lightens the load

September 20, 2007 | Source: PhysOrg.com

Researchers in the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics Group have created an exoskeleton device to lighten the burden for soldiers and others who carry heavy packs and equipment.

Exoskeleton devices could boost the weight that a person can carry, lessen the likelihood of leg or back injury and reduce the perceived level of difficulty of carrying a heavy load.