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Technology Factsheet

A.F.A Exoskeleton Suit

Category: Robotics > Dismantling and Retrieval > Leg-based System
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The A.F.A exoskeleton suit aims to increases firefighters’ performance in walking, running and carrying while high-rise fire fighting. It boosts firefighter's strength and allow them to easily climb high buildings.

The suit can carry loads up to 91kg and is strapped over the firefighters’ clothing. The device transfers its weight and any carried loads load directly to the ground, so firefighters don’t bear the weight. The weight of exo-suit is about 23kg, and it measures 1.6meter.

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Industry:Emergency Response
Size:Very Large (>100kg/200lb, >120cm/48in)
TRL:Development (4-6)
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Tether:No tether - Endurance more than an hour
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The device transfers its weight and load directly to the ground, so firefighters don't bear the weight, The lithium battery can offer a 2 hours operation time. The exo-suit has two actuator & sensor units at back and 10 actuator units in each joint, with a control computer build in the main frame and held at the waist.

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Exoskeleton Firefighters Superhuman Abilities

Hitech Exoskeleton Firefighters Superhuman Abilities

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