B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS): Combat Exoskeleton Makes the Future Soldier Stronger, Faster, Better

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By David Crane
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December 22, 2014

DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on military combat exoskeleton technology for the future soldier/warfighter for years, now, since we find it interesting and believe it to be a potential gamechanger for infantry combat operations. So we were pleasantly surprised to see Revision Military’s PROWLER Human Augmentation System (HAS) at NDIA SOFIC 2014 in Tampa earlier in the year. PROWLER was actually devleoped by B-TEMIA, who refers to the technology as a “dermoskeleton“, and the science itself as “dermoskeletics“. They probably did this for two reasons: 1) The term “exoskeleton” was already taken, and 2) they’re Canadian. Kidding.

Anyway, the whole point of dermoskeletics is to eliminate stress on the wearer’s body and enhance and optimize his biomechanical performance and capability. That’s the simplified explanation. Here’s how the Canadians (B-TEMIA) explain it:

Considered as a pure human-machine interface, the dermoskeleton eliminates musculoskeletal stress on the body structure by injecting biomechanical energy at joints, providing the mechanical assistance to the users for the restoration, the maintenance or the augmentation of their biomechanical functions. Using high-end sensors and advanced artificial intelligence proprietary software, the dermoskeleton senses the user’s mobility intentions and then generates synchronized movements at the motorized structure in perfect symbiosis with the body in order to create complementary biomechanical capacity to the user.

Acting as a secondary artificial musculo-skeletal structure surrounding the body, the dermoskeleton protects the body against extreme activities, prevents acute or chronic musculo-skeletal injuries as well as increases the strength, the endurance and the stability of the users while moving their extremities.

Verbosity aside, it reads (and looks) pretty good.

Fortunately, B-TEMIA’s formed a strategic partnership with Revision Military through Revision’s Panacis division to bring the technology to market, and it would appear to be a good partnership. Panacis is known for making military-grade power cells, i.e, “advanced lithium powerpack systems”, i.e., batteries.

Company Contact Info:

Revision Military
7 Corporate Drive
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Toll Free: 800.383.6049
Phone: 802.879.7002
Fax: 802.879.7224
Email Contact Page: http://www.revisionmilitary.com/contact-us/
Website: http://www.revisionmilitary.com

2750, Einstein Street, Suite 230
Quebec (Quebec)
G1P 4R1 Canada
Toll Free: 1-866-443-1010
Phone: 1 (418) 653-1010 (Canada)
Fax: (418) 653-0155
Email Contact Page: http://www.b-temia.com/contact-us/
Website: http://www.b-temia.com

15 Grenfell Crescent, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K2G 0G3
Phone: 613-727-5775 (Canada)
Fax: 613-727-3039
Email Contact Page: http://www.panacis.com/contact-us
Website: http://www.panacis.com

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