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Innovative exoskeleton to boost workers´ strength and performance without using electric power

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20200304001
Publicado:
30/03/2020
Caducidad:
15/01/2021
Resumen:
An Italian technology and innovation company, has created a muscular aiding tech exoskeleton designed for workers to enhance their strength and performance. The exoskeleton ensures greater comfort for the worker and increases work quality and efficiency by providing consistent movement assistance during manual and repetitive tasks. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with final users or licence agreements with distributors worldwide.

Details

Tittle:
Innovative exoskeleton to boost workers´ strength and performance without using electric power
Summary:
An Italian technology and innovation company, has created a muscular aiding tech exoskeleton designed for workers to enhance their strength and performance. The exoskeleton ensures greater comfort for the worker and increases work quality and efficiency by providing consistent movement assistance during manual and repetitive tasks. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with final users or licence agreements with distributors worldwide.
Description:
An Italian technology and innovation company, has created a muscular aiding tech exoskeleton designed for workers to enhance their strength and performance. The exoskeleton ensures greater comfort for the worker and increases work quality and efficiency by providing consistent movement assistance during manual and repetitive tasks. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with final users or licence agreements with distributors worldwide.

The company is leader in designing, producing and delivering advanced industrial automation products and has developed an industrial exoskeleton for upper limbs with the aim of decreasing the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDS) and improving work quality.
Based on the experience in industrial automation production and in the biomedical prothesis market, the company developed a passive upper limb-exoskeleton to assist workers during repetitive flexo-extension movements of the arms or in case of maintaining non-ergonomic positions for a long period of time.
It consists of an ergonomically designed structure which eases the repetitive movements and relieves the effort, thanks to a lightweight, breathable and effective postural support.

The exoskeleton is worn on the upper body. It was designed in close collaboration with factory workers engaged in manual activities. It utilizes a passive mechanism, meaning that it is completely mechanical, requiring no electric power to function. It provides assistance to the wearer´s shoulder muscles as they lift heavy objects, reach above their heads, or perform other physically-taxing activities. It additionally keeps its user from rotating their shoulder joints beyond the safe range of motion.

It was developed in collaboration with a leading non-invasive orthopedic company and an Italian spin-off company specialized in wearable technologies. It is functional to respond to daily outcoming needs in the Automotive industry where workers are continuously exposed to potential health risks due to non-ergonomic positions in assembling plants. However, continuous upgrade makes it currently suitable for applications in a much wider range of markets, from logistics to civil services and construction, from agriculture to industrial production.
Workers are already using this innovative device in applications such as assembly, wiring, attachment of parts, material handling, packaging and many more in workplaces.

It comes in two sizes. The exoskeleton can be set to one of the five positions depending on the task at hand, plus users can choose between seven assistance levels. It weighs 4 kg.
Advantages and Innovations:
The exoskeleton is fully able to replicate dynamic movements of the shoulder while enwrapping the body like a second skin. This ensures greater comfort for the worker and increases work quality and efficiency by providing consistent movement assistance during manual and repetitive tasks.
The exoskeleton reduces the upper body muscular fatigue and it is particularly helpful in all those processes where the operator maintains a body-arm angle between 30° and 120°.
Wrapped up benefits of using our exoskeleton:
· Reduced muscular effort
· Improved posture
· Naturally comfortable and highly breathable
· Follows the physiological movements without resistance or misalignment
· Improved precision of repetitive tasks
· Improved job quality and work excellence
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patents applied at international level
References will be provided to the potential client

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The exoskeleton is suitable for applications in a much wider range of markets, from logistics to civil services and construction, from agriculture to industrial production.
Operators are already using this innovative healthcare and safety device in applications such as assembly, wiring, attachment of parts, material handling, packaging and many more in workplaces.
Following the above description the company is looking for final users in any industrial sector or intermediaries for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
The company is also open to technical cooperation agreements with companies willing to improve the system according to specific needs.
The company´s interest also regards employers unions and manufacturers associations which can create awareness on such an opportunity towards the final client.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry >500
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02006002 Construction methods and equipment
02006004 Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
02008003 Logistics
02002007 Técnicas de unión (remachado, atornillado, encolado)