Advanced Warfare’s futuristic technology may not be that far out. Sledgehammer Games has researched every aspect of the game before putting any technology into the title, making sure each item is grounded and relatable in a call of Duty way. The big new feature part of Advanced Warfare is the exoskeleton, which gives players new abilities than ever before.
Now, the US government has approved Advanced Warfare’s style of exoskeleton for public purchase. FDA has given permission to ReWalk, a company which designs these, to manufacture these for the public to buy.
ReWalk issued this statement earlier regarding the approval:
“This revolutionary product will have an immediate, life-changing impact on individuals with spinal cord injuries,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of ReWalk Robotics. “For the first time individuals with paraplegia will be able to take home this exoskeleton technology, use it every day and maximize on the physiological and psychological benefits we have observed in clinical trials,” he added. “This is truly the beginning of ‘ReWalking’ as a daily reality in the U.S.”
Derek Herrera, a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, is a paraplegic trained on the ReWalk Personal System, and will be one of the first Americans to own the ReWalk. “I see this as a milestone for people in my same situation who will now have access to this technology – to experience walking again, and all of the health benefits that come with ReWalking,” Captain Herrera said. The Marine Special Operations Command Foundation (MARSOC Foundation) will be donating the funds for Herrera’s ReWalk system; Herrera works for the Marine Special Operations Command. “It will be incredible for me to regain independence, to use the system to walk and stand on my own,” he added.
How does the product work? According to ReWalk, it gives “mobility through the integration of a wearable brace support, a computer-based control system and motion sensors. The system allows independent, controlled walking while mimicking the natural gait patterns of the legs, similar to that of an able-bodied person.”