Sunday, May 04, 2008!

Buster, our friend BH, and I went to see Iron Man today. Definitely one of the better comic book movies recently. If you have not gone to see it yet, you have to stay through the whole credits. There is a scene after the credits that should have all of the fan-boys out there speculating wildly about the sequel.

The pictures above came from an article on MSNBC about the history of exosuits and the uses that researchers are using them for. The 2 pictures above are suits that have been or are currently being researched in Japan for use by nurses "in helping lift patients".

Now, is it just me, or does this seem a bit excessive? Firstly, the one on the left looks more like something out of a video game (Halo anyone?). And what is he holding? Is it some new machine way of starting an IV (although it does look like something you could use for starting an IO). And Just imagine the reaction of a patient when you walk into a room dressed like some creepy cosplay reject?

Can you imagine wearing one of these things for a 12 hour shift. Neither one of these contraptions looks particularly comfortable. I doubt that suit of battle armor has a handy flap either for that one time in your shift you can actually run to the bathroom. Maybe it comes with a handy foley preinstalled.....

It seems that everybody is into this kind of stuff lately. Don’t really understand it though but thanks for trying to explain it. Appreciate you shedding light into this matter. Keep up your
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