The human augmentation thrust embraces monitoring and characterizing user performance of exoskeleton to improve design, materials and utilization of exoskeleton and other assistive technologies.


  • Characterizing human performance for exoskeleton applications
  • Monitoring the pressure distribution at the exoskeleton-EOD suit interface to quantify the load distribution and perceived exertion
  • Microclimate cooling system improvements using thermally conductive materials system
  • Blast protection of extremeties in EOD suits and exoskeleton using laminate eleastomer/rigid systems