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Matt is a Senior Lecturer is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire.

He teaches in areas around concept design Matt presents a show called Comic Book Science where he takes his vast knowledge of concept engineering to build a working version of superhero equipment like Iron Man’s armour and Dr Octavius’ continuum robot arm.

Matt co-authors his chapter with Adam Wilcox, they examine how engineering can be used to make technology respond to human signals and some of the amazing real-world materials that you might see used by Captain America or Spider-Man!

Many superheroes use specially designed suits for protection in battle. Batman, Catwoman and Daredevil use relatively simple armour, with no use other than basic protection. Whereas other heroes, like Iron Man, have much more complex  suits that respond to commands and can complete amazing tasks. When Tony Stark builds his Iron Man suit, he designs and creates a connection or ‘interface’ between man and machine. So how does someone like Tony Stark get armour to respond to the human body?