Projects and
realizations

2014
Tactical Passive Exoskeleton
Client(s) :
US Department of Defense (DoD)

Mawashi’s Tactical Exoskeleton (patented technology), developed for Special Operations Forces (SOF) is a mechanical system that redirects the load carried by the soldier to the ground. The passive exoskeleton developed by Mawashi is a disruptive technology that has the potential to change the way wars are fought by deeply transforming both Soldier Systems and Load Carriage domains.

Actually, lessen the soldier’s burden is one of the top priorities of Armed Forces across the world. For a soldier equipped with the exoskeleton, it would be easier to transport its equipment (up to 120lb depending on missions) and its ease and range of motion would not be hampered by the carried weight as it is the case without the exoskeleton on. This will guarantee him dominance and efficiency on the battlefield while being equipped with all the tools and features required by its mission.

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Defence

TECHNICAL REALIZATION

The Biomimetic Exoskeleton is a complex structure made of high strength titanium that is perfectly adapted to the human body. Through its innovative and ultralight design, this exoskeleton achieve an unparalleled level of freedom of movement. In fact, with less than 1% of resistance to movement, the tactical exoskeleton allows for all the movements involved during tactical maneuvers as well as other tasks required by dismounted soldiers and SOF operators. Its ruggedized and unique frame transfers from 50% to 80% of the load carried by warfighter’s shoulders down to the ground.

The Biomimetic Exoskeleton consist of:

  • Flexible spine based on human body

  • Sliding belt for waist rotational degree of freedom

  • Fully articulated and ergonomic legs

  • Atlas system for helmet support 

Mawashi’s Tactical Exoskeleton benefits for the combatants are:

  • Increased Performance

  • Increased Endurance

  • Increased Situational Awareness

  • Increased Combat Effectiveness 

  • Decreased Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Decreased Metabolic Expenditure

  • Decreased Fatigue

  • Decreased Discomfort 

Direct and indirect benefits for Armed Forces related to the use of the Tactical Exoskeleton are:

  • Ensured Superiority & Dominance on the Modern Battlefield

  • Technological Advantage over Near-Peer Competitors and Threats against National Interests

  • Enhanced Operational Readiness

  • Decreased Medical Costs

  • Decreased Rehabilitation Costs

  • Decreased Deployment Costs