Upper-body exoskeleton helps Ford workers reach up

There are some jobs on Ford's automotive assembly lines that require workers to be constantly reaching overhead, and a whole day of doing so can really take a toll on their back, neck and shoulders. That's why the motor company has recently partnered with California-based Ekso Bionics to trial an upper-body exoskeleton known as the EksoVest, which elevates and supports the arms. .. Continue Reading Upper-body exoskeleton helps Ford workers reach up Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Ekso Ergonomic Exoskeleton Ford Related Articles: Roam Robotics' lightweight, inexpensive exoskeleton for the masses Lockheed Martin's Fortis Tool Arm takes the load to cut fatigue New exoskeleton takes injury-prevention to the max Robo-Mate exoskeleton aims to lighten the load for industry Exoske

Upper-body exoskeleton helps Ford workers reach up

There are some jobs on Ford's automotive assembly lines that require workers to be constantly reaching overhead, and a whole day of doing so can really take a toll on their back, neck ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Gizmag

Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Tech to Boost Performance

The upper body EksoVest exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics helps Ford workers with overhead tasks

Fri 10 Nov 17 from IEEE Spectrum

Ford tests exoskeleton to ease strain on factory workers

Companies are starting to propose functioning exoskeletons for real applications, from soldier support to helping paraplegic patients walk. But they could also be customized to help ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Engadget

Ford reveals 'Iron Man' exoskeletons used by workers

New mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford may help factory workers to function like bionic people, reducing the physical damage of millions of repetitive tasks over many years. ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Ford, Ekso team up for 'bionic' auto workers

WAYNE, Mich. (Reuters) - Robots have replaced many U.S. manufacturing workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford Motor Co may help factory workers to function like bionic ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Reuters Technology

Ford's exoskeleton could help factory workers in a big way - Roadshow

It's meant to help reduce fatigue when working on overhead tasks.

Thu 9 Nov 17 from CNET

Part man, part machine: Check out the mechanical suit Ford is putting on workers

Ford is testing out technology to lessen the strain of physical labor on its factory workers. The wearable suit, made by Eksovest, straps onto workers’ backs and arms, and assists ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Fastcompany Tech

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share