DailyDirt: Supersuits Are The Next Wearable Tech?

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All kinds of technophiles are looking forward to new and better-looking smartwatches and wearable devices that don’t make a person look like a member of the Borg. Everyone has seen gadgets getting smaller and more fashionable over time, so it’s not just foolish optimism to hope that wearable tech will be amazing and cool in a few short years. Some cool wearable stuff is being developed right now, but it doesn’t look too fashionable yet. Here are some examples.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: 70 lbs?

I think the effortlessly part is important here. While I’ve seen plenty of strong people I don’t think I’ve seen them handle seventy pound anything like it was nothing.

Economically machine strength works out in their favor too. It will probably be cheaper to replace a supersuit or its parts than for workplace injuries from lifting 70lbs, or wrongful death cases. Machines are cheap. Humans are expensive. Just look at the cost of your mechanic vs your doctor.

John Fenderson (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: 70 lbs?

In your cynicism, you missed the basic point: this isn’t about people not wanting to do physical work, it’s about employers wanting to maximize productivity.

If a worker is moving large numbers of 70 lb loads all day, they’ll be doing it more slowly at the end of the shift at the start. Reducing the physical effort means that the productivity won’t fall off over the course of the day.

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