Preventing work-related injuries: exoskeletons curb repetitive stress injuries


Photo: a man stands with his arms outstretched in a factory hall to present an exoskeleton on his back; Copyright: Ottobock

The Ottobock Shoulder Exoskeleton is adapted to the user and can be worn comfortably for up to eight hours. Similar to a backpack, the device is worn close to the body and allows full freedom of movement.

Photo: a caregiver stands behind a wheelchair while a man tries to get up from a sofa; Copyright: Anna Stills.

As long as patients are still mobile and can help, it is easier for the nursing staff. Helping bedridden patients or people whose mobility is severely restricted becomes more difficult, as they often have to be lifted and carried.

Exoskeletons provide relief for surgeons in the operating room

REHACARE: Focus on exoskeletons in Hall 6

Foto: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Fromann