Ford pilots new exoskeleton technology for workers

By Ford news release

Aug 07, 2018

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Ford assembly line workers are testing new upper body exoskeletal technology – EksoVest – that helps lessen the chance of fatigue or injury while performing overhead tasks.

The tool, being piloted in two U.S. plants, is the result of a partnership between Ford and California-based Ekso Bionics. It elevates and supports a worker’s arms while performing overhead tasks. It can be fitted to support workers ranging from 5 feet tall to 6 feet 4 inches tall, and it provides adjustable lift assistance of 5 pounds to 15 pounds per arm. 

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