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.”

SOURCE: ReWalk and FDA via Huffington Post

SHARE
  • Rafael

    Amazing for those who need it.

  • EliteSlayer115

    At first, the exoskeleton suit looked far fetched. But in the year 2014, it’s available for public purchase. I love technology.

    • Derrick Wingler

      The style of exosuit used in advanced warfare, the ones designed for combat purposes, are actually already in prototype stages. I believe there was a video on youtube of a soldier carrying hundreds of pounds of weight like it was nothing because of the exoskeleton he was wearing.

    • Abraham

      “…US government has approved Advanced Warfare’s style of exoskeleton for public purchase.” That’s a stretch; don’t you think?

      This technology has been around for a while, and it really has nothing to do with the technology in Call of Duty. Have a look at http://www.eksobionics.com/ekso

      The US government was not like, “Okay, will let you make an exoskeleton like the one in Call of Duty.”

      http://www.urbanecology.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ekso.jpg

  • Steph Curry

    Your turn to help the world Battlefield…

    • jooker-jr
      • Slothigans

        That’s really sad.

      • I want that.

        • UpRiftCOD

          Go to the source, the place where I want that

    • What? Are you talking about Call of Duty Endowment or this article which has almost nothing to do with CoD?

    • exeterman2

      How the fuck did cod help the world?

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        it influenced exos

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Exos influenced the COD, not the other way around.

        • exeterman2

          How can you be that stupid. CoD AW was influenced by Exos like this. Things like this have been in development for well over a decade, if not longer. Stupid 8 year olds who think CoD is like gods spunk or some shit smh.

        • NOBLE SIX

          Trolls be trolling.

      • StrongGuestPost

        The Call of Duty Endowment.

        Bam.

        • exeterman2

          Fair point but this guy was talking about Exos. I’m pretty sure the cod endowment only helps Americans anyway.

      • 111AlaN111

        With economy.

    • Lol, probably no

    • | Coop X

      um these exoskeleton suits were already in the making before advanced warfare…don’t make a post of someone being helped into a fanboy battle…

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      COD actually said they researched things that were already in development and could be available in the near future, so they didn’t really do anything to cause this. All they did was do their research.

    • TheShadowReaper

      if by that you mean “help the gaming world” then yeah i see your point. if not then…i dont know what you’re talking about.

  • Roland Otsing

    if i get the full body version…i will buy just for fun/picking heavy things and running for long time :3

  • Ryumoau

    This pretty awesome. 🙂

  • Guest

    Rewalk is the product not the maker.

    • jooker-jr

      rewalk is the product and the maker

  • This is interesting. I never thought they would be available this early, but it’s cool. Funny that AW is set in 2054 and exo-skeletons will be available now in 2014.

    • kyr95

      They are now, but not to the extent like those being used in AW 😛

      • I wonder how long it’ll take for them to be that good IRL.

        • kyr95

          Many years most definitely, even more for testing and implementing them on the military.

        • Obviously only 40 years. Duhhh. Its 2014, AW is set in 2054. Its simple math, really. *This was a joke to those of you who wouldn’t know sarcasm if it sarcastically told you it was Batman.

          • kyr95

            You won me at “Batman” 😉

          • Batman was the last word. That’s not much of a compliment :/ But its the first compliment I’ve ever got so Danks.

          • I damn straight hope people understood that.

          • My message came out as straight as a man named Stephen riding a rainbow zebra.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Yeah I saw Sledgehammer post this on their Facebook page. To all the the people who said the exo-skeleton wouldn’t be used in people’s daily lives for decades, suck it. 😛

  • xmaccabix

    I Just want to add having read some of these comments a few points, firstly Rewalk being finally approved for use by the FDA doesnt mean its a “new” thing. It’s just taken years for the FDA to approve it. People have been using rewalks for years everywhere else.

    A rewalk was developed in Israel by ARGO Medical Technologies and has been a “thing” for over five years, in fact not that any of you will admit but it was seen in Glee once :). In 2012 a British disabled athlete used a rewalk to complete the london marathon.

    All this FDA announcement and stuff now shows is how far behind america actually is.

  • I’m sure SHGames will become the next Nostradamus.

  • NiftyGam3r

    It has begun

  • BHCMax

    real life exoskeletons, invented by proper scientists and researchers, are the influence for cod game, not the other way around, to insinuate this is an insult to those who will eventually benefit from this technology,.. and to those scientist who have made this possible. cod devs are a bunch of fucktards for trying to imply THEY are the influence for scientists. and so are games mediums like charlieintel for spreading this crap.. @charlieintel, why don’t you do your job and ask iw why ghosts is such a crap game on pc, or ask shg why mw3 was crap on pc, with haxors and bad lag. (two of the things that we were promised would not be an isuue when mw2 came out, yet prevail to this day?)

  • Evan