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Caption: Warehouse worker using a HeroWear lift-assist exosuit on the job to reduce strain on his ... [+] back muscles while loading pallets. It is not uncommon for workers to perform 100-300 lifts per hour. Matthew Marino. Exoskeletons for work and industry are being utilized by early adopters, especially in the automotive industry. These are wearable devices that are worn on top of workers’ clothing that aim to reduce fatigue, increase safety and in some cases, improve productivity. However, many questions remain to be answered before wearable human augmentation devices see wide-spread adoption. One concern is whether prolonged use of exoskeletons could make their users weaker. This pote... Full story

21 January