Artificial limbs that offer an individual enhanced capabilities for grasping, holding, and overall maneuverability has been the ultimate goal for many years. Recently, a contract given to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD, will enable APL to manage the development and testing of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) system on human subjects, using a brain-controlled interface. The final design offers …

HDT Global, a Solon-based provider of mobile support equipment for the military and emergency responders, said its board has named Jason Chamberlain its CEO.
HDT said Mr. Chamberlain will replace John Gilligan, the company’s chairman, who has served as interim CEO since last March.
Mr. Chamberlain joined HDT Global in March 2010 as chief operating officer, and in March of this year added the title of president. …

The engineers over at HDT Global are working on an impressive, advanced prosthetic limb. And when I say “advanced prosthetic limb,” I really mean “robot overlord prototype.” Sure these robotic arms could be of great use in the short term, but it’s only a matter of time before they’re integrated into a full-bodied robot with self-evolving artificial intelligence. Then what? We lose, …

When you play Dungeons & Dragons with the Thief character class, how often do you try to pick locks only to fail simply because you do not have the dexterity level required? Darn those dice, you say, as you delve further into the subject of throwing dice in a certain way in order to obtain the results that you want. Well, …

For service members in Afghanistan, every step could be their last.

Improvised explosive devices have become the insurgents’ weapon of choice in Afghanistan, and the most deadly for coalition forces. Last year, in Afghanistan alone, 58 percent of coalition casualties were from IEDs, and in 2011 so far, 51 percent, according to iCasualties.org.
Trying to defeat this top killer are defense companies, which are gathering this week at the Association for …

Solon-based HDT Global, which produces military and emergency equipment, has named a new chief executive officer.
Jason Chamberlain was named Friday as the company’s new president and CEO. He replaces John Gilligan, was has served as interim CEO for the last six months.
Chamberlain joined HDT Global in March 2010. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in the defense industry and, …

SOLON, Ohio – Aug. 12, 2011 – HDT Global (HDT), a provider of highly-engineered mobile military and emergency response solutions, today announces the HDT Global Board of Directors has appointed Jason Chamberlain as President and CEO. Mr. Chamberlain will replace John Gilligan, the company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, who has served as interim CEO since March 2011.
“During his tenure at HDT, Jason’s leadership …

SOLON, Ohio – June 1, 2011 – HDT Global, a provider of highly-engineered mobile military and emergency response solutions, today announces the launch of its Expeditionary Collective Protection (XCP™) shelter system. Utilizing a fully integrated design, conceptualized and manufactured by HDT, the new XCP shelter system provides peace of mind and the protection needed in hazardous environments, regardless of mission objectives. HDT’s XCP systems use the …

HDT Global Chairman of the Board, John Gilligan, announced today that Vince Nardy has resigned from his position as CEO of HDT Global to join the Scott Fetzer Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Mr. Nardy has served as CEO of HDT Global for the past ten years, during which time the company has experienced tremendous growth and unparalleled success in meeting …

SOLON, Ohio – Feb. 25, 2011 – HDT Engineered Technologies (HDT), a provider of highly- engineered mobile military and emergency response solutions, today unveiled its newest addition to the HDT AirBeam® line – a 40-foot multi-function shelter, the 40 Series AirBeam®.
The modular design allows for multiple configurations and is designed to deploy rapidly with minimum personnel and support equipment. The 40 Series AirBeam® Shelter is …