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B-Temia And Sagem Sign A Partnership Agreement In The Field Of Exoskeletons For Industrial And Military Applications

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Québec and Boulogne-Billancourt, November 9, 2015

Canadian company B-Temia, Inc. and French company Sagem (Safran) today announced the signature of a technological and business development agreement concerning a new- generation of exoskeletons for industrial and military applications.

Exoskeletons are bio-mechanical and electronic structures worn on the body to assist and enhance people’s movements, or to restore mobility.

According to the terms of this agreement, Sagem and B-Temia will jointly develop and market new-generation exoskeletons. Sagem will contribute its long experience in the integration of complex systems, its innovative actuators and stabilization technologies. B- Temia, an exoskeleton technology leader, will contribute its experience in human robotics and artificial intelligence, based on its proprietary “Dermoskeleton” technology, already in production for the healthcare sector.

“B-Temia is very proud of this partnership with Sagem, focused on the development and production of our dermoskeleton products. This agreement confirms our company’s technology leadership, business value, and the credibility of our work addressing increased human mobility needs in both industrial and defense applications,” said Stéphane Bédard, President and CEO of B-Temia.

Martin Sion, Chief Executive Officer of Sagem, added, “Our collaboration with B-Temia will enable us to sustain new R&D work on exoskeletons. For Sagem, this is a very promising technology for industrial and military applications. In particular, our collaboration spotlights the dynamic mindset that Sagem seeks to deploy in the application of innovative dual technologies in conjunction with both startups and major corporations.”


Thursday, September 12th, 2013

These vests were built by NFM as a sub to Sagem as part of the SmartVest program currently being undertaken by the BeNeLux. Sagem is also working on the next generation of the French soldier system, FELIN.


Underneath these outer vests named LCVA and LCVB, the Soldier wears a fragmentation or soft armor vest. Along with the integrated vest seen to the right, these four vests make up the system which is joined by three packs including a 100 liter 48 hour pack. The packs share an integrated waist belt that can be used with the vests as well as used alone as a cartridge belt.


You will note the 6/12 technology as well as the Tubes which is used as a front closure on this vest rather than a zipper. Awhile back, we told you that FirstSpear had entered into a cooperative agreement with NFM to utilize their technology. This makes them the exclusive
Licensee of these technologies.


Interestingly, these vests feature 6/12 technology on the front and PALS at the rear. This is so a user won’t place any comma devices at the rear and route the cables internally and possibly foul a quick release.


Here you can see the internal cable management afforded by the 6/12.


Above, is a shot of how the plates are carried. Under this concept, the Soldier dons he plates only when needed and can wear a much lower profile frag vest for other tasks.