The Exosuit is a diving system designed especially for studying undiscovered biofluorescent creatures and bioluminescent species that live in the deep oceans. The 1.3 million dollars Exosuit prototype diving suit was revealed at the American Museum of Natural History. Scientists believe that it is important to study these small creatures for a better insight and understanding human brain activity and cancer cell tagging.
The suit weighs about 530 pounds, 6 ½ feet tall and it can carry a diver at 1000 feet below the water. Scientists also revealed that they have been working on the Exosuit for 15 years, developing it which is actually an updated version of the 1979 “JIM suit”.
1.3 Million Dollars Exosuit Features Revealed
The making of the suit alone cost $600,000 and it comes with a lot of cool “action figure” accessories like a custom made remote operated called the DeepReef-ROV that helps collect fish data, the suit also features a tether made of fiber optic and a topside control instrumentation. The whole Exosuit cost 1.3 million dollars to be built. What makes this diving suit special is its ability to make divers move more comfortably in the deep waters. The 1.3 million dollars Exosuit allows the scientists to work underwater for 5 hours and it has special hand tools for capturing and handling the bio creatures.
Vincent Pieribone, the chief scientist of the project said: “They’re very delicate, gelatinous things, so the idea of dragging them up is not very nice.” The scientist also declared that the study of the underwater small creatures can help people who have suffered damages of the nervous system.
In July, a team of researchers will go to the New England coast to explore “The Canyons”, at 10,000 feet underwater. Their goal is to study the animals that live in this zone at night.