I don’t often allude to video games for the purposes of future speculation, but they are perfect opportunities to imagine what we can create. The Crysis series features a protagonist who is equipped with a “nanosuit” that augments his health and movement.
Still only a concept, Polish designer Marcin Kitala has imagined what the developers of Crysis already created on screen.
Kitala’s exosuit would become another layer of skin that you could apply with a spray or submerge yourself in the fluid and let it dry on your body. It is designed for extreme atmospheric conditions for people like pilots or divers.
As imagined, the exosuit wraps the body in a surface of wires, life support systems, and features material that augments your skeletal and muscular systems. All of this would be powered by two cells, one that is in use, and the other that is charging.
While Kitala’s suit is just an idea, at this point, there are practical exosuits currently in production. Some are used for people with substantial disabilities, and some are used to just modify and expand normal physical abilities.
Where do we go from here with all these exosuit ideas? They are the perfect kind of thing for people in dangerous trades like industrial construction. But how can exosuits be used for people in the everyday?
Photo Credit: Marcin Kitala
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