The Exosuit is the next huge leap forward in the world of the undersea exploration. Dr. Phil Nuytten is the designer and manufacturer of this revolutionary submersible.
Developed and built in North Vancouver by Nuytco Research Ltd, this hard metal dive suit allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 1000 feet and yet still have exceptional dexterity and flexibility to perform delicate work. The amazing technology of the Exosuit atmospheric diving system (ADS) maintains a cabin pressure of the surface and still allows the suit to bend due to a unique rotary joint invented by Dr. Phil Nuytten.
The Exosuit, looking more like a spacesuit than a diving suit, incorporates an advanced design with operational capabilities far exceeding existing present day undersea technologies. The suit is a fully-certified submarine in the shape of a human being. It has its own life support, which is capable of sustaining an operator for up to 50 hours. There is a fibre-optic tether supplying full network capability between the Exosuit operator and the surface. This allows suit telemetry (the monitoring of life-support systems, sonar management and communications), and high definition video to be sent to the surface. The Exosuit “flight pack” has thrusters that are more powerful and yet more sensitive to the operator’s inputs than previous one atmosphere hard suits, allowing the pilot of the submersible to fly effortlessly through our oceans.
The Exosuit is a natural successor to Nuytco Research's original Newtsuit. Like its predecessor, the Exosuit will become an invaluable tool for research scientists around the globe, as well as commercial dive companies, military organizations and explorers.
Dr. Phil Nuytten, 2012 recipient of the William Beebe Award (given to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to underwater exploration) from the Explorers’ Club, has been involved in undersea construction, technology and exploration for over 40 years. Dr. Nuytten invented and is the patentee for the “Remora” submarine rescue system (which set the standard for the US Navy mobile submarine rescue system) and a series of deep diving submersibles, the “DeepWorker” and the “Dual DeepWorker”. He has also contributed to many Hollywood movies, including James Cameron's The Abyss and Titanic and formed part of an advisory committee, set up by Cameron, to tackle the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In a time when ocean exploration is very much a hot topic, Nuytco's latest creation, the Exosuit, is the next generation of undersea technology and will aid mankind in exploring the ocean depths, proving Canada helps lead the way in exploration technology.
● Life-support: 50 hours
● Depth rating: 1000 feet
● Weight: 500 to 600 pounds depending on configuration
● HD video
● Fibre-optic cable supplying full network capability