The brace can allow someone to lift the equivalent of their body weight. However, that is not considered the optimal performance for the device and part of the army’s testing aims to tune the brace to find that right level, Cowper-Smith said.
The brace can assist in lifting while reducing fatigue, he said. “One of the main uses is allowing (soldiers), for example, to go from wearing a 90-pound pack to wearing a 130-pound pack,” he said.
I've fallen and I can't get up....Remember THAT commercial?
After they enable the knees to handle more weight...they will look for some way to make the back handle more weight.....then they will be looking for some way to make the next weakest point in the human body "stronger"...Then they will work on robots and remove humans from the equation...I guess they are already doing that...