A stillsuit is a full body suit designed to preserveand recycle the body's moisture. Its various layers would absorb the body's moisture through sweating and urination, filtering the impurities to make drinkable water enabling the wearer to survive for weeks in the open desert of the planet Arrakis.
Associate Professor Geoff Willmott, MacDiarmid Institute Deputy Director for Commercialisation and Industry Engagement and Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland speaks to Bryan Crump on the stillsuits from Dune; the water-saving suit that recycles sweat and other fluids for survival in the Deep Deserts of Arrakis.
"We know we can do this. There’s stuff starting to come out now whereby energy can be generated by people walking around, that is stored in batteries and can be used to power things."
April 2, 2022