military exosuits are just awesome!
BUT, they are NOT an unmitigated good. MOST of the work injury/rehab docs I know won’t often use braces of any kind and generally try to quickly wean people off of them. Why?
Because our muscles atrophy very quickly. And if I use such a device all the time, the muscles in my back atrophy, leaving me FAR more vulnerable to injury than I was.
So this may be GREAT if I am unloading a truck full of ammo. But I need to put the suit on to unload, and then immediately take it off again. They probably understand that. But some in the general population don’t immediately understand that, if used unwisely, this could result in an increase in back injuries!