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New Device Helps Workers Lift Heavy Objects and Tools in Industrial Settings

by Vishnuprasad on  August 5, 2015 at 8:45 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Exoskeletons, developed by Ekso Bionics Holdings, have been used in rehabilitation to help paralyzed people walk on their own feet.

The robotic device also allow soldiers to trek for long distances while carrying heavy loads.
New Device Helps Workers Lift Heavy Objects and Tools in Industrial Settings
New Device Helps Workers Lift Heavy Objects and Tools in Industrial Settings
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This year the company has introduced, the 'Works,' a stripped-down exoskeleton for use lifting heavy objects and tools in industrial settings, particularly construction and ship maintenance.

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The robotic body is designed to enable older and partially disabled people to walk independently.

The device is not meant for the user to walk long distances. Instead it's designed to make the tool you're working with effectively weightless.

While your physics teacher will tell you it takes no work to keep a heavy-duty DeWalt saw above your head, your muscles will claim otherwise.

The trick is to transfer the weight of the tool to the ground without your muscles, bones, and joints doing the heavy lifting. 

About the Company

Ekso Bionics has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons, or wearable robots, to augment human strength, endurance and mobility.

The company's first commercially available product called Ekso has helped thousands of people living with paralysis take millions of steps not otherwise possible.

By designing and creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human capabilities, Ekso Bionics is helping people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.



Source: Medindia
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