JET PACKS TO HELP YOU RUN FASTER?

That article title is a bit of a misdirect actually, as this particular brand of jet pack will not a part of your every day use. Instead it’s a part of the American government’s attempt at creating a super soldier, as the jet packs will be used to increase speed and lessen energy exertion by each of their recruits wearing one.

Named the 4MM – short for the Four Minute Mile project – while in theory a soldier could do the four minute mile by themselves, the point of this project is to add an 11 pound jet pack to their back and have them do it without exerting so much energy that they’ll be pretty much incapable of doing anything else.

But how long until we start using this kind of technology getting to work and doing our errands? We’ve all seen The Jetsons, we’re all ready for a jetpack assisted lifestyle!

Jetpack helps soldiers run faster from ASU Research on Vimeo.

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