The military's suit of the same name would protect its wearer from bullets, assist in lifting heavy loads and provide the wearer information about their environment using cameras, sensors and advanced displays.
The suit is being developed by engineers at MIT, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and several other companies and academic institutions, with Battelle helping to oversee the integration of these technologies.
Heads-Up Displays Aside from TALOS, Battelle is developing "heads-up" displays - along the lines of Google Glass - to help military forces synthesize information in their environment.
For example, such displays could help military forces identify chemical contamination. If a soldier goes around a corner and sees something yellow oozing from a container, the soldier could consult the display to figure out what the substance is, Folkerts said.
Carbon nanotube antifreeze The nonprofit is also working on a new de-icing coating for unmanned aircraft, made of carbon nanotube fibers.