Our EVO exoskeleton is the latest evolution in industrial shoulder exoskeletons and technologies. This piece of personal protection equipment was designed in collaboration with existing customers, physical therapists, and partner feedback to provide the best in physical workload support. It currently boasts titles as the world’s most durable, naturally-tracking, and assistive exo vest.
Like the previous vest, the harness connects to the hips, so workers don’t have to worry about thigh connections or any lower body interference. Rather than a single spine support connecting to the shoulders, EVO features two support bars connecting the hips to the shoulder supports. The device features a custom fit for each worker with adjustable lift assistance and a personal height range. Large arm holes make for an easy fit and improved logistics, and minimal contact points means improved cooling.
The exoskeleton functions are backed by data from clinician testing, collected in PMID, that shows that worker capabilities are nearly endless when it comes to standing positions and overhead work thanks to superior back muscles and shoulder support. This is also thanks to a partnership with smart assist that ensured the device allowed for full strength with the full natural range of motion, meaning that a wearer’s torso, hips, thighs, and arms can move freely without resistance.
This design keeps the device as lightweight as possible for maximum comfort. Spring-loaded technology also eliminates the need for any kind of power supply or recharging. This means that there’s plenty of room to add a fall harness, further increasing safety. The rugged outer shell makes for easy care of the exoskeleton, and you can even boost its visibility with reflective tape. Workers can even control the amount of assistance for each arm separately, thanks to asymmetrical controls.
EVO is the ultimate solution to improve safety at construction sites, eliminate worker fatigue, eliminate workplace injuries, and improve productivity and worker output.
EVO isn’t the only way that Ekso is innovating in the construction industry. Reducing muscle fatigue thanks to overhead tasks and repetitive motions is great, but these factors aren’t the only reasons that construction workers report a high rate of injuries and pain. Oftentimes, this is due to lifting and holding heavy tools for extended periods. Now, there’s a way to get around that too. You can reduce muscle strain even more, as well as improve accuracy and workmanship with large tools, thanks to EksoZeroG.
This zero gravity arm is designed to be mounted for aerial construction jobs, such as on construction scaffolding or other aerial workstations. The spring-loaded arm is able to transfer the weight of heavy tools to its base and then into the ground, thus providing a truly weightless feeling to workers using the tool. It’s able to hold heavy tools weight up to 42 lbs., such as large drills, impact wrenches, industrial grinders, and more.
Maintenance of the unit is easy and mostly just involves keeping it clean and ensuring that moving parts are clear of debris, It currently isn’t designed to mount to a rolling cart or operator, but new innovations may remedy this in the future. It’s important to note that while the device can support loads up to 42 lbs., it only actually provides 36 lbs. of lift, so heavier tools won’t feel totally weightless.