Enterprising engineer Rex Jameson has developed a real life super suit.  Released by Raytheon Company and dubbed Exoskeleton (XOS 2), the massive exoskeleton apparently increases the strength of its user by 17 times. This means that even the most lightweight person can lift heavy objects with relative ease. Jameson describes the experience of wearing the suit as “wearing a [light] backpack and really big shoes”. While, unfortunately, the price is still too high for private purchase, Jameson hopes that the suit may have military applications. The steel and aluminum prosthetic suit uses a hydraulics system to increase the strength the user. This would mean that a single person could do the work of several people easily, and is much more versatile than a forklift or other type of machine would be. The suit is planned to be employed by the military in 2015.

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