Ekso Bionics secures purchase orders for EksoVest from two manufacturers
Ekso Bionics announced that it has secured purchase orders for the EksoVest from two global aerospace manufacturers to create and expand pilot programs, respectively. The assistive devices will be piloted by workers on the assembly production lines of commercial and defense airplanes to enhance safety, reduce fatigue and risk of injury. In the U.S. alone, more than $21B is spent per year on workplace-related injuries, which negatively impacts productivity. Use of an assistive device can be an effective approach to reduce the physical demands involved in overhead work, while increasing endurance and productivity. These pilot programs will explore several applications where roughly 50 EksoVests can assist workers with heavy tools and repetitive overhead tasks in the airplane manufacturing process.