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Mon May 14, 2018, 04:42 PM

It's not Ripley's loader, but this industrial exoskeleton makes physical labor a breeze

The exoskeleton is a popular science fiction trope: “Aliens,” “District 9,” and “Edge of Tomorrow” all prominently feature the mechanical suits. And as with many sci-fi inventions before it—holograms, 3D printing, self-adjusting shoelaces—exoskeletons are making the jump from the silver screen to the real world.

SuitX industrial exoskeletons reduce the risk of injuries to the wearer without the use of batteries, actuators, or computers. Available in backX, legX, and shoulderX, the modular devices can be combined to form a full-body exoskeleton, called MAX.

ackX can be put on and taken off in 30 seconds and is designed to integrate with standard safety harnesses and tool belts. The module reduces the forces and torques on a wearer’s lower back region (L5/S1 disc) by an average of 60% while stooping, lifting objects, bending, or reaching. It comes in two models. Model S is compatible with legX, weighs 4.9 lbs, and is worn with an exoskeleton harness that weighs 2.5 lbs. Model AC is compatible with legX and shoulderX and weighs 7.5 pounds. It is worn with the same 2.5-lb harness. The Model S frame keeps the rear belt open and accessible for reaching tools, while the Model AC frame is load-bearing and transfers the weight of attached loads directly to the hips or the ground if legX is attached.






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https://www.bdcnetwork.com/it%E2%80%99s-not-ripley%E2%80%99s-loader-industrial-exoskeleton-makes-physical-labor-breeze?eid=240347864&bid=2103088

PS: BackX and shoulderX cost $4,000; legX is $6,000.

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Reply It's not Ripley's loader, but this industrial exoskeleton makes physical labor a breeze (Original post)
FSogol May 2018 OP
marybourg May 2018 #1
FSogol May 2018 #2
meow2u3 May 2018 #3
sdfernando May 2018 #4

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 04:56 PM

1. This might be a boon to

caregiving.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 04:59 PM

2. True. hadn't thought of that. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:06 PM

3. Science fiction once again is becoming science fact

SuitX is great for people weakened by injury. The bad thing is that unscrupulous employers might require workers to use this nascent technology to overwork employees without fairly compensating them.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:18 PM

4. People should be careful utilizing this technology

while it definitely has its uses...Muscle and bone need resistance and work to stay healthy. Using these types of devices too much or not for their intended purposes could lead to a weakening of bone and muscle and atrophy.

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