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BACK EXOSKELETONS & EXOSUITS

Back exoskeleton being used within the healthcare industry to help staff lift and carry patients

The New Zealand direct public expenditure costs $327 million per year treating lower back pain alone.​  However, the estimated cost including loss of income and productivity is much higher at an estimated $2.6 billion per year.

THE BACK EXOSKELETONS AND EXOSUITS WE USE

HAPO EXOSKELETONS

A very light, passive and spring-loaded wearable exoskeleton that supports people who carry out physically demanding and repetitive tasks.  The HAPO supports the upper body through the partial transfer of forces from the upper trunk (via the chest support) to the thighs, without compressing the spine.  This system assists in the manual handling of loads, providing support and reducing strain on the lower back.

  1. Reduces the load on the lower back by 30%.

  2. Improves balance and postural stability

  3. Empowers older and mobility-restricted workers to remain in the workforce

  4. Offers great freedom of movement

  5. Quick and easy to put on

EXXOVANTAGE HAPO EXOSKELETON - Vineyard application
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AUXIVO EXOSUIT

A lightweight (< 0.9kg), textile exoskeleton that supports back and hip muscles when lifting objects from below hip level or when working in a forward-leaning position.​  It is designed to reduce workload, muscle fatigue and exhaustion.​