Japanese scientists have developed a new “wearable power suit” that makes you look a lot like a Terminator. The suit is built for nursing homes, where employees would wear them in order to carry patients around. I always thought beds rolled for that purpose, but I guess that’s just not good enough anymore. A combination of portable batteries, micro air pumps and small body sensors help you lift 180 pounds with half the effort it took you, pre-power suit. The only drawback to the current model is the 30-minute battery life, but the engineers behind the suit say that future versions could help the elderly or disabled to walk, rather than simply being carried around by others wearing the suit.
New Power Suit Amplifies Human Strength [LiveScience]