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Bionic Legs Are Getting More And More Bad Ass [Vid

Hits: 26610 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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seetherage
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 87 Posts
Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:35:45 AM
I still think companies have experimented with devices that induce muscle function by eletrical currents, but because of the liability thrown onto the company dis encourages them to pursue it (imagine if someone got a heart attack).

gamefreakhax
Male, 70 & Over, Western US
 14 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:52:11 PM
I can just see this strapped to some 400 pound girl... >.>

charlies
Female, 18-29, Australia
 35 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:34:12 PM
wow, wait until hackers get ahold of these things. the possibilities are endless.

RecycleElf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:27:47 PM
im just waiting for the "Cyber-genetical combat suit". come on, army guys, we're waiting!

xxPinkxx
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3842 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:34:20 AM
woaah thats pretty awesome

mayobama
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 20 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:16:07 AM
the dr. that invented it is missing his right arm/hand. i figured he would invent something better than that claw.

AlfishKK
Female, 18-29, Western US
 786 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:38:36 AM
Awesome, we're getting closer and closer to overcoming accidents like that.

a1butcher
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:08:34 AM
This is GREAT news, Horray for science.
Paraplegics everywhere must be jumping for joy!
Oh wait... clapping for joy.

LtFurpie
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1019 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:52:46 AM
After the last post about the theft of milk, I was expecting something at least a little NSFW... now I'm bummed.

Khronnus
Male, 18-29, Europe
 622 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:50:07 AM
This reminds me of the HAL.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24737 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:53:52 AM
That is a great job for science! This is very cool! and can only be perfected!

magoo22
Male, 30-39, Australia
 663 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:16:16 AM
@Angilion, I agree, the basic technology has been around for years but there have been refinements in both materials and in the human/machine interface software which controls the prostheses so that movement is smoother and easier for the wearer to control.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12085 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28:02 PM
WTF is with all the spam, lately? Or is this a normal thing?

Yep. Every single fecking day. We just get to it before you notice it, normally. Cleaning up now, soz.


LadyWeasel
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 464 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:15:39 PM
WTF is with all the spam, lately? Or is this a normal thing?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14770 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 9:49:46 PM
The acceleration needed to jump 50' is the same as as it would be for landing. You would have to leave the ground going about 38 mph, and you would land at the same speed. If you could squat 2' to start your jump, you would have to accelerate at about 25Gs to jump 50'. If your legs compressed 2' to absorb the shock of landing, you would again experience about 25Gs. If you and the suit weigh 400 lbs., this would exert a force on the ground of about 10,000 lbs. -- about the same as a UPS truck. This would only last for about 0.07 sec., but it would be enough force to really mess you up. You would need rockets or jets to accelerate you more gradually on takeoff and to brake you more gently on landing.

Smokeylove11
Female, 13-17, Western US
 292 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:55:58 PM
That's fantastic! ^^

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:52:20 PM
We are very close to equaling star wars in prosthetic technology.

cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6950 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:30:11 PM
angilion, it is possible to survive a 50ft fall now. you really have a 50/50 chance of surviving it without any protection. but, there are materials that can decelerate you on impact. this is how stunt men survive long falls. granted, these are usually giant materials and usually balloons, but tell me that sometime in the future we will not find a way to condense this deceleration into some kind of pad that may be attached to the machine. if not, then you could always have built in hydrolics that decelerate you more slowly on impact than the exoskeleton that surrounds your limbs.
but my biggest argument is this: we are fighting about stuff that for now is science fiction anyway, my argument can neither be founded nor unfounded at our current state.

test-user564
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 879 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:06:30 PM
now if they could make one that literally breaks the ground!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:54:30 PM
Not who, what. You canna break the laws of physics. The only way you can fall 50 feet without breaking is if you can decelerate before you hit the ground. The exoskeleton might be made strong enough to withstand the impact, but the person inside it isn't. I'm not sure how well you could withstand the take-off force needed to jump 50 feet high, but the force of impact is definitely going to break you. You'd need some kind of repulsor beam to start decelerating you some way off the ground.

burlycow
Male, 18-29, Western US
 17 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:43:56 PM
I COULD never walk again. no offence to this guy or the company, but there are a lot of paraplegic's, even t10's that walk with regular leg braces(non motorized/powered). check out http://parawalk.com/ and http://sci.rutgers.edu/index.php?

cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6950 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:41:52 PM
angilion, i was kidding man, did you not read the rest of my post? the thing is though, that if they had the ability to have us jump 50ft in the air, who's to say by that time they will not also have the technology to to cushion the landing to a safe point as well.

RyanHake
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2698 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 6:18:07 PM
Now if only they could make it something that many people will be able to afford.

RG900
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 251 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 5:54:15 PM
daamn thats tiight

Dakkar
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1263 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 5:24:55 PM
I'm a fan of the prototype bionic exoskeleton developed by Raytheon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhj3Z9o6t...

It may not change the world with this model, but like the guy said, its a good start.


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