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Bionic Boot: Human-Powered Exoskeleton

Bartender by night, maker and tinkerer by day, Keahi Seymour has invented a transport design that uses the energy created by running naturally and amplifies his run speed up to 25 mph. The spring-loaded boots, made of speargun springs, carbon fiber and metal isn’t a vision of the future, it is the future.

‘Bionic Boots’ are high-tech footwear that can help you reach running speeds comparable to professional athletes like Usain Bolt. The ultra light boots feature innovative springs inspired by the Achilles tendon of ostriches or kangaroos, lending the wearer more force while running and literally putting a spring in their stride.

The boots are the brainchild of inventor Keahi Seymour, who has always been fascinated by the effortless speed and agility of ostriches, the fastest running birds on the planet, with a top speed of 45 mph. He has been working on the gadget for several years, producing dozens of prototypes in the process.

“The Bionic Boots are the transportation of the future,” he explained. “They are meant to make a human run faster, inspired by fast land animals. The boots are comprised of a carbon fiber composite exoskeleton, and also aircraft grade aluminum. So the lightest materials were applied to provide the most efficient form of transportation.”

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