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Lowe's Hardware Employees Testing Exoskeletons to Aid Lifting

  1. May 16, 2017 #1

    berkeman

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    Pretty neat. Lowe's is equiping some employees with these exoskeletons to help them lift in their jobs with less overall strain on their backs. Virginia Tech is working with Lowe's on the design and testing of the exoskeleton "uniforms". :smile:

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/15/technology/lowes-exosuit/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool
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  3. May 16, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. May 17, 2017 #3
    Thats fascinating to me purely because this design looks practical. There have been many exoskeleton suits made, but this is the only one that I can visualize being used beyond a research level.
     
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