Meet MARCH III
As the Design Presentation of MARCH has past, we can finally provide you with more inside in the new functions of the MARCH III. In short all new functionalities are presented in the render video. You can watch this video by clicking here.
There are three important focuspoints at the base of the new design: Freedom, Comfort and Safety.
To provide comfort the design of the exoskeleton features extra support points. These points are placed around the tail bone to decrease the pressure at this point and thus to decrease the chance of decubitus. Besides that, risers have been added to the design. This are two supportpoints that closely follow the back of the pilot and provide extra support and stability to the core-area. The risers are 3D printes and made out of flexile material, so that the shape of the body of the pilot can be closely followed at all times. Finally the lower leg fixtures of the exoskeleton have been made detachable. This enables the pilot to put on the exoskeleton suit a lot easier and therefore contributes to the overall comfort of the suit.
And finally the MARCH III focuses on the freedom that the exoskeleton provides to the pilot. This freedom applies to the use of MARCH in daily life situations. By implementing a variable step size gait, it is possible use the MARCH in varying situations.