We have previously discussed about the advantages of the Apex HeroWear, which was designed to help with heavy loads and manual material handling, as well as reducing back pain. Comau, another industrial robotics company, has developped an exoskeleton designed to support the shoulders during overhead lifting. This exoskeleton is called the Mate-XT. Mate-XT Characteristics The […]
As an ergonomist, one of the most frequently asked questions are about office equipment and computer peripherals. Often, employees are recommended to purchase an ergonomic mouse, or an office chair with more accommodating features. However, with the wide range of products available on the market, the purchasing decision can be very overwhelming. In the Shop […]
The COVID-19 pandemic set off a rapid and immediate transition to remote work. Even after the lockdown, many organisations realised that remote work, or at least a hybrid system, is becoming more and more feasible due to technological advancements. With regards to employee wellness, we need to make sure that conditions, training, and available equipment […]
The exoskeleton suit is a specialised piece of clothing that acts against back pain felt at the end of long, active work days.
Preparation and finishing tasks are particularly difficult. Technicians perform the task repeatedly, above shoulder height, lifting the weight of the tool for a long time. The combination of these factors creates the risk of high musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).