Hybrid Assistive Limb

Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), but also known as Bionic Trousers, augment your natural movements to help you carry heavy loads. Developed in Tokyo, Japan, and are said to let a person carry between 100 and 180 kg more than normal. Their first big test will be in August this year when a Japanese mountaineer aims to use it to climb Breithorn mountain in Switzerland. To demonstrate his increased strength Ken Noguchi will ascend mount Breithorn carrying another person on his back. I can imagine a whole new sport with these, after all car racing is an evolution of sprinting – Trousers can be another sport evolution of strength ?

Via NewScientist & Scotsman

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