Accession Number:

AD0692178

Title:

MACHINE AUGMENTATION OF HUMAN STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE HARDIMAN I PROTOTYPE PROJECT

Descriptive Note:

Summary of program progress

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY SPECIALTY MATERIALS HANDLING PRODUCTS OPERATION

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE