Personal Project: Hybrid Assistive Load Carrier (HULC) Back Brace Upgrade

This is a rework of an existing project for my dear Mum who was in need of a lighter and less cumbersome back brace while recuperating from lumbar vertebral surgery. Seeing as how she has multiple joint implants now, I went with the theme of a transhuman augmentation frame. “We can rebuild her, we have the technology!”

This build was based on a back support belt and harness primarily used for construction and warehouse duties. I got rid of all the extraneous components, and focused on fitting the shoulders and back more supportively. She wears this to conventions now and has received many compliments on it. Such a device can always be reproduced as a commissioned work.


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