MACHINE AUGMENTATION OF HUMAN STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE HARDIMAN I PROTOTYPE PROJECT
Summary of program progress
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY SPECIALTY MATERIALS HANDLING PRODUCTS OPERATION
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The report covers a program history through completion of the design phase. Following conceptual and human factors studies, a prototype of a powered exoskeletal harness has been designed. Individual joint assemblies have been simulated for testing. Portions of the actual prototype arm and leg systems have been built and tested. The device will amplify mans strength and endurance while retaining his versatility and dexterity.
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems