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Pogo Suit

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The Pogo Suit was another military project. The goal of the projects was to decrease the metabolic cost of carrying a heavy infantry man’s load, around 70-120 lbs. The way the Pogo Suit does this is by oscillating the load up and down at just the right time. We use an inertial measurement unit and a pseudo integrate to predict when the next step will take place with in milliseconds. When done correctly the load’s impulse force on the user is minimizes. We have seen a metabolic cost decrease but just enough to justify the weight of the Pogo Suit itself, about 12 lbs.  Our research into this subject will continue.

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