New Technology Could Slash Demand for Veterans’ Disability Benefits by Reducing Injuries

by Staff | May 21st, 2014

Iron Man is a fictional comic book and movie character, but the wounds and injuries suffered by soldiers on the battlefield are very real. In fact, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are currently more than 3.5 million American veterans who receive veterans disability benefits due to mental or physical conditions directly related to their military service.

So what if we could reduce the number of soldiers who suffer devastating injuries during their service to our country through better technology? If plans for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) are successful, this dream may not be too far away.

According to an article from The New Orleans Advocate, the TALOS suit is extremely similar to the one worn by Iron Man in the sense that it is capable of preventing the wearer from being injured by bullets with exoskeleton armor, while keeping their bodies cool and providing valuable data and reconnaissance on the battlefield through tools similar to Google Glass.

Currently the system is still under design, but officials say they plan to begin implementing the use of the TALOS suit as soon as 2018.

The Terre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are hopeful the TALOS suit and other technologies will work to better protect soldiers from injuries. In the meantime though, we are here to help those who are struggling to navigate the veterans disability system. We can help answer the questions you have while walking you through each step of the process. So call us today at (800) 618-4878 or fill out a free online consultation form and a member of our staff will be in touch to discuss your needs and concerns.

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