Warrior Web | Support Unit
Total weight: 950 grams
Power consumption per hour: 100 watts
Warrior Web is a soft, lightweight under-suit that reduces injuries and fatigue common for soldiers around the world, who often carry heavy loads for extended periods over rough terrain. Warrior Web supports the work of soldiers own muscles to significantly boost endurance, carrying capacity and overall warfighter effectiveness – all while using no more than 100 watts of power.
The suit, worn under the Wraith combat fatigues, actively assist muscle movement using tiny actuators in certain joints. The Warrior Web system is composed of sensors and components designed to provide extra support when needed. In addition to better distributing a soldier’s heavy pack across the body, the system also features supports that can stiffen as needed to provide extra strength in the joints to minimize injury and maximize performance. The suit is a lightweight system: it does not reduce the weight that soldiers feel, but allows them to use less energy to keep moving.
As compared to a traditional exoskeleton, these systems have several advantages: the wearer's joints are unconstrained by external rigid structures, and the worn part of the suit is extremely light. These properties minimize the suit's unintentional interference with the body's natural biomechanics and allow for more united interaction with the wearer.
The goal of the Warrior Web is not to use large amounts of power to increase performance; rather it is designed to allow the soldier to operate in harsh terrains with heavy equipment safely and comfortably, keeping them fresh for the hardest part of their jobs. Silent, with a low need for power (with part-functionality with no power available) the Warrior Web is a tool that keeps soldiers safe.