Take the load off: Exoskeleton to enhance safety, retention for aerial porters, others
Brig. Gen. John Andrus, commander of 711th Human Performance Wing in the Air Force Research Laboratory, pushes a weighted sled while wearing the pneumatically-powered exoskeleton during an AFRL demonstration Oct. 6, 2022, at the Air Force Reserve Command’s 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This technology, supported by AFRL’s Center for Rapid Innovation, was designed to assist aerial porters load and unload heavy cargo and is intended to minimize manpower needed as well as prevent injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo / Patrick O’Reilly)
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