Starship Troopers Mobile Infantry suit
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Author:  DanHenderson [ Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Starship Troopers Mobile Infantry suit

The beginnings of the Heinleinian Mobile Infantry suit from Starship Troopers may be in development. I know, I know; it's Wikipedia, but there are references to other sources at the bottom of the article:
TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) is the name given to an "Iron Man" style suit that the U.S. Army intends to design with the help of universities, laboratories, and the technology industry. The aim of TALOS would be to provide Special Operations soldiers with a much better and more versatile protection than before. The suit would comprise layers of smart material and sensors.

Features envisioned:
Reduced impact of load by intelligent weight distribution throughout the body.
Low power requirement.
Low suit profile to fit under the existing uniform comfortably.
Provide sensor cues to soldiers to reduce injuries.
Integrated components to provide joint support where user needs it most.
Reapply energy to enhance the efficiency of motion and improve overall metabolics.
Remain compliant and flexible stiffening only when needed.

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