Monday, November 9, 2020

Lockheed Martin to present ONYX exoskeleton during Innovation Day

Lockheed Martin will present new ONYX powered lower-body exoskeleton at the Innovation Day exhibition being held in NextFlex Headquarters, San Jose, on 9 August.  

The company is to demonstrate a new version of its next-generation lower body exoskeleton ONYX. It is a concept of exoskeleton body armor that allows soldiers to carry more and move further and faster.

According to the Lockheed Martin, modern exoskeleton to increase mobility and reduce fatigue of its users. By reducing the effort in walking and climbing, this technology can literally help soldiers and first responders go the extra mile while carrying mission-essential equipment.

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ONYX conforms to the human body. Sensors distributed on the exoskeleton report speed, direction, and angle of movement to an on-board computer that drives electro-mechanical actuators at the knees.

The exoskeleton delivers the right torque at the right time to assist knee flexion and extension.

ONYX ultimately reduces the energy needed to cross terrain, squat, or kneel. These benefits are most noticeable when ascending or descending stairs or navigating inclined surfaces.

Sensors on the exoskeleton report the soldier’s speed, direction and angle of movement to an on-board computer that drives electro-mechanical actuators at the knees. The exoskeleton delivers the right torque at the right time to assist knee flex and extension.

By reducing the effort in walking and climbing, this technology can literally help soldiers and first responders go the extra mile while carrying mission-essential equipment.

Photo by Lockheed Martin

Photo by Lockheed Martin

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