Japan’s aging workers fitted with exoskeletons

cyberdyne ha; for labour support
“Tokyo’s Haneda Airport has partnered with robotics company Cyberdyne to equip its staff with robotic exoskeletons that can assist with the grueling practice of lifting luggage.

Normally, those duties would be assigned to younger staff members. But Japan is running out of those.

A country with one of the highest rates of people living past their 100th birthday has stopped having kids almost altogether.

…The company’s solution is a smaller version of the full-body robotic suit HAL (hybrid assisted limb) that was introduced worldwide in 2013.

The new apparatus, known as HAL for Labor Support, sits on the user’s waist and picks up bioelectric signals from his or her muscles to aid movement.”

full article: Business Insider


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