ASU student jetpack project enhances runner's speed and agility ASU student jetpack project enhances runner's speed and agility
sep 15, 2014

ASU student jetpack project enhances runner's speed and agility

ASU student jetpack project enhances runner’s speed and agility
image courtesy of arizona state university

 

 

 

jason kerestes, a student at arizona state university (ASU) has created the ‘4 minute mile’ a wearable jetpack that enhances the runner’s speed and agility. a prototype has been built and is being tested in order to refine its design, with the aim to make it as effective as possible. its extent of usage possibilities could range from sports to military as it would improve athletes’ speeds as well as soldiers’.

 


alexander d. chaplin tests out the benefits of the jetpack with time trials
videos courtesy of ASU research

 

 

the 4MM venture is part of a ASU program called iprojects, which brings pupils and industry companies together to find solutions to real-world problems. this enables the graduates to put the knowledge they learn in the classrooms into work for actual business.

 


how the iprojects merge students with the real industry

 

[h/t] pocket-lint

  • Thanks DARPA. We need faster prototype man-robot killing machines. You convinced this young engineer that it could ‘save lives’; really? Perhaps, if we get this to the Ferguson PD they can catch those young black men and NOT HAVE to shoot them.

    Rick R Bennett says:
  • I must have missed it. This thing makes noise doesn’t it?
    Seems rather useless unless the runner is in an open area without boulders or other obstacles. At this stage it would have been equally efficient if they put rollers on the runners belly and had him lay down on the track instead of running.

    Ron Smith says:
  • anti-gravity belt maybe?
    bicycle probably.

    mackenzie collins says:

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