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A.F.A Powered Exo-Suit / Firefighting Apparatus

A.F.A Powered Exo-Suit
A.F.A Powered Exo-Suit

On average, 15,500 high-rise fires occur per year. Thousands of people could be held in a skyscraper above the reach of fire department aerial devices, once the fire is above the operational reach of aerial ladder or elevating platforms the probability of rescuing victims is almost zero.The A.F.A exoskeleton suit aim to increases firefighters’ performance in walking ,running and carrying while high-rise fire frightening. A.F.A can carry loads up to 91kg. The exo-suit is strapped over the firefighters’ clothing.The device transfers its weight, load directly to the ground, so firefighters don’t bear the weight.

University

Monash University

Monash University
Caulfield East, Australia

Jiazhen CHEN,
Monash University