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US Prepares Device For Troops To Generate Electricity By Walking

Published on October 27, 2016 by   ·   1 Comment

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The U.S. military is developing a device that could simultaneously take the load off of a soldier’s back and at the same time generate electricity.

Simply by walking soldiers could generate electricity that is needed to power an array of high-tech gadgets found in modern backpacks.

The bionic power knee harvester, also known as the PowerWalk, is an energy-harvesting device that is attached to both the upper and lower areas of both legs and generates power from movement. The device is still in development and field trials are due to begin in 2017.

The exoskeleton reduces the need of carrying heavy batteries.

Sputnik reports:

“The goal is to reduce the amount of batteries used by soldiers, or to be able to extend the mission with the same load,” Soto noted. “Soldiers are carrying a heavy load and a lot of that weight, 16 to 20 pounds for a 72-hour mission, is due to batteries.”

Soldiers now carry multiple electronic devices that aid in strategy, communication and navigation, including computers, radios, mobile phones, battlefield situational displays and navigation tools, according to the release.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Bob Johnson Bob Johnson says:

    This war garbage has to end it serves not the average person.

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