also: exo-suits, exo-skeletal-frames, exo-framework
The Field of Medicine in the First World at this time began to incorporate the cybernetic augmentation and bio-gels in earnest, adapting new technologies originally developed twenty years previously for rehabilitation of the disabled and crippled from birth. Now that assistant technology was seeing a rapid evolution towards militarisation. The exo-suits of the millennium were now akin in military supremacy to the armoured vehicles, shoulder-carried missiles and tanks of the previous decades in their own right. As the war dragged on, EU researchers began to incorporate internal augmentations to greater and untested lengths. What had begun with the necessary replacement of damaged limbs grew, with the assistance of Russian expatriates and American cybernetic researchers, a new global frontier of cybernetics was conceived.