Researchers have unveiled the product of a technology research partnership between the Army and researchers at Vanderbilt University this week: a lightweight exosuit to boost soldiers’ weightlifting capability while reducing the risk of a back injury.

Funded by a $1.2 million Pathfinder Project grant from Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with soldiers at Fort Campbell over the last year to develop technology inspired and informed directly by soldiers’ needs in the field.

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