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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Army looking to lighten soldier's loads

"Due to growing health costs from the 100-pound combat loads soldiers carry, the U.S. Army is searching for technologies to share weight more equally across troops' bodies.

The Army wants a device that can redistribute loads of up to 120 pounds from soldiers' shoulders to other parts of their torsos without preventing the troops from running, crawling or firing their weapons. That request comes at a time when military experts have voiced growing alarm over the crippling effects of heavy loads on otherwise heavy soldiers."

Yes please.  This can reduce much of the stress on the muscles and joints of our servicemen and women, and reduce non-combat injuries.

To quote Professor Reynolds, Faster Please

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