The "grizzly man" goes high tech with battle suit

Looking like something straight out of a science fiction movie, Troy Hurtubise, the Hamilton-area inventor of the bulky bear-protection suit that got a lot of attention a few years ago, is back with a high-tech (yet remarkably cheap, at $15,000 for the prototype) battle suit he’d like to see the military and police adopt.

The whole suit — which draws design inspiration from Star Wars, RoboCop, Batman and video games — is made from high-impact plastic lined with ceramic bullet protection over ballistic foam.

Its many features include compartments for emergency morphine and salt, a knife and emergency light. Built into the forearms are a small recording device, a pepper-spray gun and a detachable transponder that can be swallowed in case of trouble.

If nothing else, he should be a shoo-in to win masquerade comptitions at science fiction conventions.

(Via SCI-FI Tech.)

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