Who says you need to hit the gym daily and eat right to boost your body strength? That's a thing of the past. With the cool stuff that tech geniuses of our world are cooking for us, soon your strength levels wouldn't be dependent on how good or bad a shape you're in.
One such product has been developed by an Italian engineering team called the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PERCRO), who claims that their exoskeleton can enable its users to lift up to 50 kilograms in each of its two extended hands.
In PERCRO engineer Fabio Salsedo's own words, the Body Extender is basically a 'human power augmentation' tool that 'would allow heavy lifting through difficult and narrow spaces.'
While the exoskeletons that the American armed forces are working on will obviously be used for military purposes, this one is most suitable for clearing debris and rescuing survivors in case of earthquakes.
PERCRO has been working to develop wearable robots for a number of years. But they are not the only ones who are investing heavily in this technology for the future. Apparently, exoskeletons are one of the hottest tech trends in the world right now alongside 3D printing.
An older model of the Body Extender can be seen in the YouTube video posted below: