Jose Vazquez to Present ‘Exoskeleton Optimization for Defense’ at WearRAcon 2019

Mar 6, 2019


What:  Jose Vazquez will present “Keys to Optimizing Exoskeletons for Military Applications” at WearRAcon 2019. Mr. Vazquez leads Boston Engineering’s Defense & Security practice.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:15 p.m.

Location:  The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel (Scottsdale, AZ)

Presentation Abstract:  The U.S. military is evaluating exoskeleton technologies to reduce the physiological burden of combat duty. Importantly, exoskeletons will also support a variety of requirements – from enhanced mobility and stamina for infantry to added strength for military engineering missions. Mr. Vazquez will share his personal insights for optimizing exoskeleton technologies for defense applications, including:

  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Industrial design/usability
  • Failure analysis

About Jose Vazquez:  Mr. Vazquez leads defense and security product innovation at Boston Engineering. His public sector career includes nearly 15 years directing programs that advance capabilities for U.S. soldiers and first responders. The commercialization of more than a dozen defense and security products reflects Jose’s ability to combine product innovation and usability.

Mr. Vazquez held director positions at both the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), where he drove technology development and worked closely with users to optimize new products for their operational requirements. Mr. Vazquez holds a B.S. degree in physical science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an M.S. degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in applied science (underwater physics).


Alex Wallace
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