The PISCES For Underwater Flight

By: Alex Covert - Published: Sep 27, 2008   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: ihmc.us and blog.wired
The University of West Florida's Institute of Human and Machine Cognition produced an underwater exoskeleton to help soldiers 'fly' through the water.

The suit is designed to mimic the swimming styles of penguins, dolphins, and turtles--all experts at underwater maneuverability. The main objective here is speed, and this suit is said to be able to bring swimmers up to a top speed of over 1.5 m/s.

Implications - The concept known as PISCES stands for Performance Improving Self Contained Exoskeleton for Swimming. Putting on one of these suits is guaranteed to make you a faster and stronger swimmer. The suits would be great for those who are in the industry of underwater rescue.