Lockheed Martin and Parker Hannifin are among the big names joining lesser-known companies in the field of bionic suits, devices that enhance and power up human movements that could be applied on battlefields, in factories and hospitals and a variety of other situations. "We're now seeing a golden age in which we can produce this technology and derive benefit from it. There's a host of industries where this works," said Keith Maxwell, business development manager for Lockheed's program.

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