Customers and institutions alike have studied the efficacy and usability of Ekso in the industrial sector. Studies have shown that Ekso, engineered with optimized load paths, can reduce spinal stress, shoulder strain, and task completion time.
According to Virginia Tech, trunk extension and spinal twisting under load, both infamous for causing back injury, are reduced by EksoVest (the first evolution of EVO).
Virginia Tech also found a reduction in shoulder muscle activity levels during shoulder flexion and abduction with EksoVest, suggesting it supports and unloads the shoulder complex during activities that are typically shoulder-straining. Additionally, if one has an imbalance in arm strength, Ekso can help the ‘weaker’ arm contribute more during bi-manual lifting, reducing spinal stress.