Hydrogen muscles

Hydrogen muscles for Iron Man exoskeleton (work without compressor!)

Hydrogen muscles?! There are a number of exoskeletons and exosuits out in the world that are being developed to provide support and strength to those who need it. Now, a new exoskeleton has been created that uses hydrogen as power. 

Created by Alex Lab, who has shared a video of himself on YouTube developing the hydrogen-powered artificial muscles in what looks like his garage, this exoskeleton is one to behold

ex·o·skel·e·ton/ˌeksəˈskelətn/ Learn to pronounce noun ZOOLOGY

  1. a rigid external covering for the body in some invertebrate animals, especially arthropods, providing both support and protection.
The artificial muscles that Alex uses are made up of a rubber tube inside a nylon braid. As he powers the ‘muscle’, the rubber tube inflates, expands, and so does the nylon braid with it. It literally moves like a muscle, expanding and retracting just as the real ones do. 
Usually, this type of movement in exoskeleton muscles is created through compressed air. However, Alex decided to use hydrogen for his creation. 

Watch the video above to see how this all works!? AMAZING!!!

There are a number of ways to produce hydrogen: Natural Gas Reforming/Gasification: Synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and a small amount of carbon dioxide, is created by reacting natural gas with high-temperature steam. … Electrolysis: An electric current splits water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Electrolyzers use electricity to break water into hydrogen and oxygen. The electrolysis of water occurs through an electrochemical reaction that does not require external components or moving parts.

Polymer electrolyte membrane electrolysis

How PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Electrolysis work to produce Hydrogen from water
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