The ability to move quickly is especially necessary for soldiers in combat. However, they can carry more than 90 pounds of cargo, which only slows them down. A student at Arizona State University, Jason Kerestes, has developed a jetpack that would help solders move faster without exerting more energy.
Called the 4 Minute Mile, the jetpack helps users decrease the time it takes to reach a destination while also reducing the effort it takes. During testing, the jetpack helped a tester run faster and decrease the metabolic cost of a 200-meter run.
The project was part of ASU's iProjects program with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
See the 4 Minute Mile in action in the video below.
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