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Bionic knee braces created by Halifax company being tested by military

This knee brace, designed by Spring Loaded Technology in Dartmouth, is now used by the Canadian military.
This knee brace, designed by Spring Loaded Technology in Dartmouth, is now used by the Canadian military. Natasha Pace/Global News

Soldiers with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) have started testing new bionic knee braces.

The braces were designed and created by Spring Loaded Technology, a Halifax company. This week, DND started field tests in Ottawa with a shipment of 60 knee braces.

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The delivery is part of a $1 million dollar contract between Spring Loaded and DND, which will provide a total of 190 knee braces for soldiers.

Spring Loaded says the braces could help prevent knee injuries among paratroopers as well as help soldiers increase the equipment they are able to carry when out on missions.

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