I can get a lot more monofilament nylon than nitinol in both cost and availability.
Almost all of that technical heritage in the logic of weaving was maintained by women across cultures. An example contemporary to the lovely Ms. Lovelace and Mr. Babbage would be the founding of the Rhode Island School of Design. That institution was funded by ship's captains to maintain their most talented daughters in programming Jacquard looms for the local textile industry and other arts. Today it is a eminent art and design school if not the best. If not the first programmer, Lovelace was the first non-inventor/nerd that programmed, ie. the first application programmer.
They are publishing results in Astrobiology to create a standard metric for analog space suits. Operating standardization is a great next step for this field.
On a human-factors standpoint it will be interesting to see the energetic differences between the suits. One issue is they are being tested in different place with different wearers.
Stop sweeping problems under it.
If these devices are vulnerable then they will be exploited. The best solution is transparency and working consortia for both testing/verification and patching these problems before that vehicle, pacemaker or other device is used against consumers.
Prototype designs always work. -- Don Vonada