Ekso Lifts Your Construction Team

In 2019, the most common cause for workplace injuries was overexertion and fatigue. With 20% of construction workers reporting severe pain, construction workers are five times more likely to report poor health. As US companies pay nearly $62 billion per year for workplace injuries and our economy faces an ever-increasing need for efficiency, we designed EVO and EksoZeroG to address these problems.

Our Mission

To Reduce Workplace Injuries Forever

The purpose of both our wearable exoskeleton and robotic arm is to increase the quality of life for industrial workers and help them lift heavy loads and perform repetitive tasks without injury. Our exoskeleton technology for industrial applications became well-known after our Ekso Vest partnership with Ford, where our innovative exoskeleton helped workers on the manufacturing floor perform long stretches of overhead work, such as installing filters and sensors in vehicles, without strain or injury. Potential benefits of our assistive technology include arm, elbow, and other joint supports that increase workers’ endurance and reduce the risk of injury.

Power without Pain: Ekso EVO

Our EVO exoskeleton is the next evolution in our industrial exoskeleton line. EVO is a spring-loaded exoskeleton vest, rather than a powered exoskeleton, designed to support one’s arms when working overhead at 90° or more. With its incredibly robust build and lightweight frame, EVO tracks workers’ movements with ease and sustains stamina for a total degree of freedom. These changes were made in response to the fact that our original exoskeleton could restrict limbs and movement. With no power sources required, workers can stay on the job as long as needed without worrying about batteries.

Construction workers can retain energy longer, get work done quicker, and become more accurate. Business leaders also benefit from a faster, less costly, and healthier workforce. Productivity can soar thanks to the enhanced abilities offered and the reduced work time missed due to injuries.

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EVO Applications

Let EVO take the weight off your shoulders.

EVO was designed based on field feedback from leading companies around the globe. Based on this feedback, we designed EVO to be unobtrusive, have minimal contact points, and provide the widest range of assistance in the industry. Here are just a few of the applications for which our partners around the globe use EVO every day:

  • Automotive manufacturing

  • Food processing

  • Construction

  • Electrician

  • Aerospace manufacturing

  • Shipbuilding

  • Coal Mining

  • Logistics, fulfillment, and shipping

  • Solar installation

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Working Without the Weight: EksoZeroG

EksoZeroG is a mechanical arm that holds heavy tools on aerial work platforms and scaffolding. This spring-loaded device transfers the weight of heavy tools to its base, and then into the ground. The unit can be mounted in less than a minute and makes large jobs much easier.

EksoZeroG was designed to help ease the physical burden on construction and demolition workers, so workers can complete heavy hand tool tasks with less fatigue, better workmanship, and fewer workplace injuries.

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EksoZeroG Applications

EksoZeroG Applications.

EksoZeroG helps construction workers take a load off — literally. The gravity balancing arm has the potential to lift and hold tools up to 42 lbs. without wearing out like a human arm would. The gripper also provides weight assistance of up to 36 lbs., meaning that any tools at this weight and below feel truly weightless. This assistive technology also doubles as a manipulator, allowing workers to swing tools around aerial workspaces and operate with greater accuracy and torque.

Bearing the weight of heavy tools and machinery, EksoZeroG works with rivet busters, chipping hammers, grinders, and more. Here are some areas in which EksoZeroG can benefit in daily life:

  • Masonry

  • Bricklayers

  • Demolition

  • Welding

  • Carpentry

  • Boilermaker

  • Electrician

  • Glazier

  • Sheet metal workers

  • Pipefitters

  • Ironworkers

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