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Company Unveils New Exoskeleton Device

Friday, August 7, 2020

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Tool manufacturer Hilti has unveiled its first wearable exoskeleton, the EXO-O1. The company says that the “human augmentation device” aims to help contractors, tradesman and management to tackle health and safety as well as labor shortage challenges.

"We want to improve the health and safety of our customers, directly impacting jobsite productivity –so they can stay on time and on budget,” said Johannes Huber, Head of Business Unit Diamond Systems at HiltiGroup, parent company of Hilti North America.

“Customers that embrace innovation and invest in the latest health and safety technology will be better able to attract and retain the best people, as well as keep their jobsites productive.”

Hilti

Tool manufacturer Hilti has unveiled its first wearable exoskeleton, the EXO-O1. The company says that the “human augmentation device” aims to help contractors, tradesman and management to tackle health and safety as well as labor shortage challenges.

The exoskeleton focuses on overhead and shoulder height and above applications and the company notes that more solutions will be forthcoming.

In addition to the tool, the company says that it is also plans to offer implementation, training and support services for its customers.

“Our innovations have always been fueled by our deep understanding of our customers' challenges and needs, so it’s only natural that we can drive innovation with solutions for human augmentation and jobsite automation,” said Rafael Garcia, Senior VP and CMO of Hilti North America. “Human augmentation and jobsite automation innovations, alone or combined, will create productivity gains the likes of which haven’t been seen since cordless tools got a foothold in commercial construction.”

Previous Skeletons

This isn’t the first exoskeleton prototype to hit the market. In May 2018, suitX rolled out its exoskeleton products that can be assembled together at the MAX exoskeleton or used as individual pieces including backX, legX and shoulderX.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Health & Safety; Health and safety; Latin America; New Product Spotlight; North America; Safety; Tools; Z-Continents

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