Exo-skeletons to help people

Some residents are selected and educated to fulfill a diversity of tasks outside the city walls. To help them to move on the rough, rocky mountain terrain they get an exoskeleton. This has some implications, a surgical interference is needed to attach the exoskeleton to the muscles and tendons of the human body. One of the most popular exoskeletons is the Hoptera legs.

Hoptera hind legs

The unique jumping ability of the grasshopper is very well know and widely studied. It resulted in the design of the Hoptera exoskeleton. It enables people to jump from cliffs and jump on rocks without breaking bones. The joints from the exoskeleton can endure the enormous forces. The exoskeleton enforces the ankles, knees and hip.

Credits: Brust, Mathew, Jim Thurman, Chris Reuter, Lonnie Black, Robert Quartarone, Amanda J. Redford. 2014.Grasshoppers of the Western U.S., Edition 4. USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO. [date of access] <http://idtools.org/id/grasshoppers/>