Back on March 13, 2015, I reported that NFPA members were donating pneumatic components to a group of San Francisco high school students. With these parts and some donations from Kickstarter, these students debuted their pneumatically powered exoskeleton at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2015. A user can wear the AJAX EXOSUIT to lift 400 pounds with little or no effort.
Maker Faire was attended by hundreds of thousands of attendees and there was always a crowd around the AJAX EXOSUIT. Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, and Larry Page, CEO of Google, together visited the booth and had big smiles on their faces as the students demonstrated.
If you would like to donate product to schools, please visit NFPA’s Product Donation page.
Thanks again to NFPA members, Clippard and Enfield Technologies, for making this exciting experience a reality for these students.
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