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    The A.F.A is a powered exoskeleton suit to increases firefighters’ performance in walking ,running and carrying while high-rise fire firefighting… Read More
    The A.F.A is a powered exoskeleton suit to increases firefighters’ performance in walking ,running and carrying while high-rise fire firefighting. 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. Read Less
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SCENARIO
On average, 15,500 high-rise fires occur per year. It causes approx 60 people deaths, 930 injuries, and more than 200 million in property loss.(NFINFIRS, 2002)
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.
 
RISK
1,Lead Time:  On average, it took 28 minutes and 52 seconds to reach the top floor of a 48-story building.
2.Safety:  Once the fighters are operating above the reach of aerial devices, the only viable means of egress is the interior stairs. Extra protection afforded by laddering the building is not possible
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.
The specification
The weight of exo-suit is about 23kg, 1.6meter high and the lithium battery can offer a 2 hours operation time.
The exos-suit has two actuator & sensor units at back and 10 actuator units in each joint, 1 computer build in the main frame and center connect system at waist
1:3 scale model