Researcher develops Spidey-sense suit

Victor Mateevitsi, a PhD student at the University of Illinois…

Victor Mateevitsi, a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is developing a wearable suit that would provide the person a sixth sense. He has even called the project SpiderSense with a nod to the Marvel comic hero.

Mateevitsi is not working with the U.S. military yet. He said he could foresee his suit helping blind people.

However, the military is aware of Mateevitsi. On Thursday morning, the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command Twitter handle tweeted a story about Mateevitsi’s research.

The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has already shown interest in developing Spider-Man like capabilities for servicemembers. DARPA’s lab has started work on developing “biologically inspired aids” to allow soldiers, Marines or special operators to scale walls wearing Spider-Man suits.

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