Tired of stalling during outdoor activities, excursions or too intense climbing? A few years does it start to make itself felt? Hypershell might have the solution for you!
The Hong Kong company has designed Exoskelett, a sort of strap-on “exoskeleton belt”. Its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is already enjoying great success.
Exoskelett, a helping hand for the outdoors
The Hypershell Exoskelett is designed to lighten the load on the body, allowing its user to enjoy the hike or climb without becoming overly tired. Weighing just 1,8kg, the Exoskelett can lighten your load by up to 30kg. Really not bad.
The outdoor exoskeleton is worn a bit like those "sock holders" that men once used (or like a garter belt). It is easily transportable, thanks to its ability to be folded up and carried comfortably in a hiking backpack. Its two (replaceable) batteries guarantee it a range of over 25 kilometers (16 miles).
The prospect of seeing exoskeletons emerge from research laboratories and embrace the general public is very appealing. Current hurdles (cost and complexity) are driving up demand without real supply.
That's why the answer on Kickstarter it was nothing short of amazing. Just think, Hypershell's crowdfunding project had an initial funding goal of €9.439. At the time of writing to you, it has raised over 220.000 euros.
Free time will change
I'll be honest: I don't imagine those dedicated to "Sunday tourists" among the first outdoor applications of Exoskelett, even if the cost will be affordable (well below the 1000 euro threshold)
I see the contraption being very useful to mountain climbers, for example. Easier and safer climbing is everyone's desire. Even photographers who work in contact with nature will be able to cover more distances with less effort.
Production of the Exoskelett is underway and supporters of the project will be able to receive their specimen as early as 2023.