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Suit Prototype, Superflex Aura Power, 2016

This is a Suit prototype. It was designed by fuseproject, Seismic (previously Superflex, Menlo Park, California, USA, founded 2016) and Seismic (previously Superflex, Menlo Park, California, USA, founded 2016).

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from fuseproject as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2016. Its medium is engineered fabric, motors, batteries, control boards.

The Aura Power Suit is an undergarment designed to assist people with mobility. Anatomically configured to align with the muscular composition of each wearer, the hexagonal pods form a wearable network of smart technology that adds strength to muscles and joints. The final design will integrate all the electric piece that is comfortable, stylish, easy to clean and put on, and high-performing.

It is credited Lent by fuseproject.

  • Leg Splint (USA), 1942
  • laminated and molded birch wood.
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-43

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 192.4 × 42.5 × 34.9 cm (6 ft. 3 3/4 in. × 16 3/4 in. × 13 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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