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Based on an immature design of Russian origin, we’ve been looking at this technology as an applicable functionality for enhanced human subsystems in the military arena. While it isn’t a substitute for an actual ‘physical’ descent system, such as a fast-rope or parafoil, the electrogravity generator is now at a level of intricacy whereby we can implant it in a human being.
The core unit - the generator module and power train - is fusion-bonded to bone at the base of the implantee’s spine, and a distributed mix of dermal sensors and monitoring fibers in the inner ear work with a built-in accelerometer to activate it in a pulse-phase mode if the implantee’s body enters a state of uncontrolled fall for more than a couple of seconds. With practice, skilled operators have been able to drop from heights ranging from beyond thirty feet to upwards of one hundred feet with zero fall trauma; you can understand why we nicknamed this the “bungee” cord in R&D.