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Prototype combat underwear
A suit without underwear is a like a day without sunshine. DARPA launched the Warrior Web project in September 2011, to create basically long underwear to “protect injury-prone areas by stabilizing and reducing stresses on joints and promoting efficient and safe movement over a wide range of activities” along with technologies “to augment the work of wearers’ own muscles.” And all using at most 100 watts of power. In 2014, the project’s goals include focusing on technologies for “core injury mitigation technologies; comprehensive analytical representations; regenerative actuation; adaptive sensing and control; and suit human-to-wearer interface.” It seems to be drawing on the DARPA-funded “Harvard Suit” project at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and this photo is from that project.
In Pictures: Most amazing war-related technology of 2014