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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — At the BMW assembly plant here, as many as 66 workers at any one time are leaping into the future with the help of wearable robotic devices. The Spartanburg plant is pioneering the use of exoskeleton vests — motorized metal frameworks that......

First X3 rolls off line as BMW celebrates 25 years as U.S. manufacturer. BMW announced today a further $600 million investment in its manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, adding another 1,000 jobs by 2021 to the 9,000 already employed to assemble the X3, X4, X5, X6,......

In Brief This article discusses the use of exoskeleton technology to ergonomically reduce shoulder overexertion in employees who extend and raise their arms. It presents some potential benefits and safety challenges of using such technology to simultaneously protect workers and increase productivity.The benefits presented are......

Exoskeleton Function in Simple Terms What do most people think of when they hear the word exoskeleton? Iconic movies like “Iron Man,” “Avatar,” and “Aliens” may come to mind, but thanks to innovative technology, exoskeleton function is no longer limited to just science fiction movies.......

BMW announced today a further $600 million investment in its manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, adding another 1,000 jobs by 2021 to the 9,000 already employed to assemble the X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7 crossovers, including electric and M performance versions. The investment was announced......

If you take an interest in up-and-coming technology, then you’ve probably asked yourself: What does an exoskeleton do? These functional, wearable machines perform many vital roles in industrial and commercial applications. Here’s everything you need to know. What Is an Exoskeleton? In scientific terms, an......

Robotic exoskeletons, first seen in science-fiction movies, are now appearing in real life. This amazing wearable technology is already being used in industry and medicine, and it is being tested by the military. The technology is fascinating. Whenever people hear or read about exoskeletons, they......

California based Pathway LLC, partnered with Levitate Technologies wins golden manus from nearly 550 applicants worldwide. At the 2017 Hannover Messe, plastic bearings expert igus announced the winners of its 8th manus awards for unique plastic bearing applications. An independent jury, with representatives from the......

The Wall Street Journal Ford, Boeing, Toyota and others are equipping workers with wearable devices that enhance strength and endurance. “Iron Man”-style powered suits could be next In the weld shop of Toyota Motor North America’s 1.8-million-square-foot plant in Woodstock, Ontario, amid the clanking of......

Exoskeletons look to redefine the limits of manufacturing workers by providing extra strength and stability to help eliminate fatigue and injuries. Exoskeleton research for industrial applications is a one of the fastest growing fields when it comes to wearable technologies. Exoskeletons can be used on......

Getting Arm Support and Relief from Shoulder Pain with Exoskeleton Technology Advances in technology offer arm support and shoulder pain relief with an exoskeleton arm that can multiply the wearer’s strength. Impossible to tire, the device fits over clothing and prevents worker fatigue while increasing......

Injuries to U.S. workers cost companies billions of dollars each year, leading them to search for new ways to reduce the burden of these costs. Fortunately, there is a technology available now that provides an innovative and cost-effective solution to this problem.  Levitate Technologies Inc. is......

A robotic exoskeleton is a cutting-edge suit that may feature hydraulic components, electric motors and pneumatic devices, and some exoskeletons contain levers that improve the fluidity of each component’s motions. The suit has a design that lets the device utilize the exact range of motion......