This May be the Future of Heavy Work, and it Looks Incredible

By Attila Nagy on at

Lockheed Martin's Fortis exoskeleton, introduced in 2014, allows any worker to handle heavy hand tools while standing or kneeling. And it looks like the future.

The suit enables workers to be more productive with less fatigue or strain, and this image shows it off like the kind of sci-fi reality that it is. But it is not just about strength and stamina. Keith Maxwell, from Lockheed Martin, explains:

"Because the FORTIS exoskeleton is lightweight and mobile, a tool operator could easily wear it while making repairs or performing maintenance in areas that weren't designed for stationary, bench-mounted tools, like in a ship's engine compartment or the fuselage of an aircraft."

Shut up and take my totally-inadequate-to-fund-having-one money! [Lockheed Martin]