January 13, 2015

Exosuits: Not Just a Day at the Beach

By Lt. Scott Cheney-Peters

In the 2014 movie Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise’s character has a bad day. And like Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day, he has to live it over and over again. Yet instead of trapped in a charming Pennsylvania town, Lt. Col Bill Cage has to relive an assault on the beaches of France reminiscent of D-Day, but with aliens instead of Nazis. Another crucial difference between Operation Overlord and Cruise’s day from hell is that he and his comrades are outfitted with a range of exosuits – wearable technologies externally conforming to the human body and augmenting human abilities.

Read the full op-ed at War On The Rocks.

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