How THE POSITIVE IMPACT with Exoskeleton User Rose to The #1 Trend in the Automobile Industries
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As early adopters of assistive robotics, the auto manufacturing industry turned to industrial exoskeletons to reduce injuries related to constant overhead tasks. Currently, Hyundai, BMW, Ford and Toyota utilize some form of wearable tech during the vehicle assembly process.
In a press release issued by Toyota in 2018, the company announced the introduction of upper-body exoskeletons globally into each of its most facilities. Since the implementation of wearable robotics, Toyota has reported a decrease in lost time from workplace injuries.
As technology advances, industrial exoskeletons also enable new opportunities for the elderly and mobility-impaired individuals within the workforce. With assistive robotics, the ability to perform tasks such as moving heavy objects or reaching overhead would be executed without overexerting the body and with little risk of injury.