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Bastian Prell, M. Sc.
Technische Hochschule Wildau
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A wearable robot that complements the human locomotor system

The exoskeletton is a wearable robot designed to augment the human musculoskeletal system and thus support and reduce physical burden on workers.

Active and passive exoskeletons offer promising solutions for preventing back and spinal problems, the most common cause of sick lieave and early retirement. 

They can be worn over workwear like a backpack and be integrated into the workflow after a security briefing, instructions, and a brief adjustment period. Both productivity aswell as quality of life are improved by providing support, a win-win for employees as employers. 

Passive exoskeletons store energy in rubber bands while the worker bends down, propelling the worker upwards while lifting and straighening loads.

Active exoskeletons use electrical motors and a rechargable battery to provide support when needed.  
Several small and medium-sized companies have already been visited for feasibility testing, especially in trade-related non-industrial settings, in the context of research and transfer and could be of great impact for more a attractive workplace.

Where can you access this demonstrator?
Hub Wildau. At the University of Applied Sciences Wildau
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau; Hochschulring 1; 15745 Wildau

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