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cybersuit being made
Posted 10/27/08 , edited 10/27/08
http://www.dailytech.com/Cyberdyne+Corp+Makes+HAL+Iron+Man+Suit/article13288.htm

One popular series at DailyTech took an exclusive look at building a real-life Iron Man and the technologies needed to deliver both exoskeleton enhanced strength, speed, and flight. One conclusion of that series is that while impressive, modern exoskeleton technologies will need to advance greatly, before a superhero-like suit can be created.

The device is remarkably light, considering its power, weighing in with battery at only 22 pounds. The battery carries a 5 hour charge. The exoskeleton's efficiency is enhanced by the fact that its architecture is self-supporting, so extra power does not need to be devoted to supporting itself, merely to turning the legs.

A person with normal strength would also get a boost from the suit. Someone who could leg-press 250 pounds would now be able to life 450 pounds with the help of the suit. The suit is making a splash thanks to a paralyzed Japanese quadriplegic, Seiji Uchida, who plans on climbing a Swiss peak by riding piggyback on an experienced climber that is wearing the suit to help him support the extra weight.



For now, only the Japanese get to enjoy this new device -- Cyberdyne has no plans currently announced to bring it to America. In Japan you can rent one leg for $1,500 or two legs for $2,200.00 a month -- a bit


why would someone buy only one leg

lol

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Posted 10/27/08
Some people might be paralyzed in one leg..?
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Posted 10/27/08
The suit was made to help people who are paralyzed so it is natural to buy one leg...lol
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Posted 10/27/08
Sweet, I guess this'll help in alot of areas of business and life. It's sexy, I want one.
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Posted 10/27/08
i want one to protect myself from my ex girlfriend.
Posted 10/27/08
Lets have cyber.
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Posted 10/27/08
Damn no lazer beams.
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Posted 10/27/08
lol what about the whole body?
Posted 10/27/08
LOL Cyber.
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Posted 10/27/08
hmm a suit so u can cyber
Posted 10/27/08
For some reason it seems like a waste of money...
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Posted 10/27/08
I find the comments/reviews on the site very interesting. >xDD

Ugh, in Japan, you can rent $2,200 for a month?!! I wonder how much yen that would be.
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Posted 10/27/08
More like Robocop than Ironman
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Posted 10/28/08
1 small step for man kind is 1 step nearer to iron man!!!
Posted 4/29/09
This = best invention ever made ;DD
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