Mollusks from all over the world, rejoice!
The strength of an irreducible beast is now available to you thanks to a new exoskeleton model created by a group of university students.
The Titan Arm is an award-winning project at the "James Dyson Awards", prizes for the most innovative technological achievements named after its creator and financier (if you don't know him here's something about him).
The prototype, developed with the help of the now ubiquitous 3D printers, cost the equivalent of € 1800, 50 times less than the exoskeletons on the market today. A rigid harness that governs a robotic arm that can provide extra power to lift up to 20 pounds more than usual. With subsequent upgrades, the inventors assure, the weight carried will be even higher.
You use it
The Titan Arm can prevent problems that arise with continuous weight lifting, postural damage and all the consequences of exertion. The applications in the workplace and rehabilitation are enormous, and the system can be extended to both arms, doubling the available strength.
On a single battery charge the device works continuously for 8 hours. An excellent result for these guys, who will use the € 40.000 in prizes collected to produce and market the first, true mass exoskeleton.