Top 20 Very Real Exoskeletons to Augment Your Workforce

Source: The New Equipment Digest |

You wouldn’t constantly run a piece of machinery if it’s smoking and squealing, so don’t  overexert your body on the job because you’re afraid to ask for help. And just as no one wants a critical piece of machinery to go down and halt production while it’s being fixed, your bosses sure as heck don’t want to deal with finding a replacement and training them while you’re laid up from a rotator cuff injury. And you certainly don’t want to miss the whole summer with your arm in a sling.

Don’t worry. There’s a way to prevent these scenarios from ever happening, and it doesn’t involve asking anyone for assistance. All you need is an industrial exoskeleton to augment your abilities. They won’t help you punch through walls, but they will prevent fatigue while boosting your accuracy and productivity. Here’s a roundup of all the ways exoskeletons can help you, and all the options currently — or soon to be— on the market

Did we mention you could remotely operate this mechanical marvel by moving your arms? It also employs force reflection tech, so if you’re riding on top like champion of the world, or tele-operating from your secret lair, you’ll relatively feel changes in weight.

And any industrial facility could find some use for this, Chris Reid thought of a truly game-changing use for exoskeletons like this: “After a hurricane, imagine having  a semi pull up and deploying 50 exoskeletons to enable finding people and fixing the community.”

Read full article at: The New Equipment Digest