"Our first product is integrating what we call intelligent wearable strength that is focused on the core," says Rich Mahoney, Seismic's CEO.
The underwear "symbiotically provides assistance to the hips and the lower back to support mobility and posture," he says.
The key abilities of the suit is its use of sensors to monitor the body and track posture, and then interact with the user to provide support.
Exoskeletons are what most of the public understands in terms of wearable robotics – but Seismic maintains it is not in the exoskeleton space.
"When we think about what influences are going to directly drive the design of the apparel, much of it turns to come from the sport performance world. So those tend to be the experiences or products that are built for experiences where you need to have tremendous comfort, great range of mobility, be cool, dry and comfortable but look great at the same time," says Chris Gadway, Seismic's VP of design.
Several hundred people are currently testing the suit in such activities as playing tennis and hiking.
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