By Dakota Grossman, writer, and Dr Steven King, managing member, Kingetics
Kingetics, a small veteran owned startup company has developed and tested new technology that has shown significant improvements in protecting our soldiers as well as improving the gait of mechanical walking systems.
Load carriage and high impact forces on the lower limbs are often cited as leading causes of musculoskeletal injuries. Injury rates during military training range from 1 per cent to 16 per cent, and up to 30 per cent in elite infantry units.
Data from Podiatry Arena shows that there are about 32,000 broken bones per year during military combat, costing the US Department of Defense an estimated $240,000,000 in medical expenses. [Read more…] about Kingetics makes ‘big innovations’ in footwear-exoskeleton-robotic ambulation science