HIGH-TECH EXOSKELETONS

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There are new innovations in development known as powered exoskeletons. These suits can be used for either medicinal or military purposes. With the medicinal applications, exoskeletons can be used to help patients who are physically impaired and have difficulty moving on their own. For military applications, exoskeletons can be used to augment a soldier’s durability and strength to the point in which they can lift about 700 pounds. There are rumors that machine guns, grenade launchers, or retractable blades can be fastened to them as well as body armor. With these factors, this kind of exoskeleton can turn one soldier into a one-man-army. Still, the current exoskeletons can only be controlled through the wearer’s muscle power, but if there was a neural interface that connects the suit to the wearer’s nervous system. That way the wearer’s movements would be so easy and seamless that it would be like the suit was a part of them. I will toy with this idea for my superhuman series. There will be a powered exoskeleton that will be homemade and created from salvaged or stolen technology.

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