Gallery: Harvard Scientists to Build Endurance-Prolonging Smart Suit for D...

Harvard University, Wyss Institute, DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. military, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, wearable technology

Is this what they have in mind?

It may not quite be the Batsuit, but Harvard engineers are working on a “novel wearable system” that could prolong the physical endurance of soldiers in the field. As the beneficiaries of a Wayne Industries-sized $2.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the university’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has been charged with developing a smart suit that improves the body’s resistance to injuries while delaying the onset of fatigue. Lightweight, efficient, and nonrestrictive, the proposed suit will comprise soft, wearable assistive devices that integrate several Wyss Institute technologies, including a stretchable sensor that monitors the body’s biomechanics without the need for rigid, motion-restricting components.

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