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Lockheed Martin have developed a next-generation, unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton called the Fortis that will provide the user strength, endurance and flexibility. Unlike other exoskeletons, it is lightweight and low profile and doesn’t require a power source. [Image Courtesy of Lockheed Martin] The Fortis exoskeleton transfers loads through the exoskeleton to the ground in standing or kneeling positions and allows operators to use heavy tools as if they were weightless. The ergonomic design utilises biomechanics to move naturally with the body and adapt to different body types and heights. It has joints in the parts of the body that would regularly have joints […]
Ever wanted to run like a superhero? How about an animal? Keahi Seymour has spent more than a decade on the Bionic Boots after being intrigued as a child as to how ostriches could almost effortlessly reach speeds of 25 mph, covering up to 5 metres in a single stride. He has gone through numerous prototypes during his long quest and in its current form, it can offer the wearer a similar experience as the ostrich; running at 25 mph. A spring at the back imitates the achilles tendon of an ostrich, providing the wearer with more downforce into the surface below and as we know […]
Fans of James Bond will know all too well about the fictional spy’s use of his trusted laser watch, the one he uses to save himself from the grips of death in the nick of time. Well, Patrick Priebe whose hobby is creating laser weapons has now come up with his own laser watch that took inspiration from 007. [Image Courtesy of Patrick Priebe] Priebe has made a version of a laser watch that comes with a machined metal body, watch face that is coated in clear carbon fibre, and has part of a salvaged LED watch module. Of course, there […]
The Quantum of the Seas took to the sea on its maiden voyage recently. This is the largest cruise ship in the world belonging to Royal Caribbean and it is taking cruise liners to the extreme. There are many things to do and see on-board the liner and two high tech things that guests simply cannot ignore are the Two70 multimedia theater and the Bionic Bar. [Image Courtesy of 5+Design] Two70 is an interactive performance venue which has robotic performers, while the Bionic Bar features two robots that will mix you any drink you want and serve it to you […]
With the recent announcement of a real working hoverboard, the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car also looks to bring us into the science fiction dream so many have waited for. The prototype of the world’s most advanced flying car was unveiled at Pioneers festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The Slovakian startup company have been working on the plane-car for 25 years. It was designed by Stefan Klein, founder and head of the Department of Transport Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia. Dragonfly wings fold out of the sportscar cockpit which provided the lift for its maiden flight. “We believe personal […]
3-D printing is no longer out of reach for the home user. With the technology maturing, prices are beginning to come down from their atmospheric highs and into the range of the everyday user. Much like computers, tablets, and mobile phones, 3-D printers can be found at your typical electronics store, or online from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Movers and Makers The Maker Movement has spawned an interest in creation at all levels. 3-D printing, once thought to be in the realm of science fiction or something from the far future, became a commercial reality only recently. Statista […]