GoX Labs and WearTech Center Unveil Exoskeleton to Protect Workers
GoX Labs, creators of a workforce injury prediction platform, have just unveiled their wearable exoskeleton technology called PhenEX. This suit will help workers squat and lift heavy loads with less impact on the body.
Development was achieved in collaboration with the WearTech Applied Research Center and mechanical engineers from Arizona State University. The project will involve the use of a first of its kind exoskeleton testbed at the WearTech Center which was unveiled back in September.
The lightweight exoskeleton suit is designed with specialized sensors which assist in measuring ergonomic factors to promote safe movement and reduce workplace injuries. The sensors activate spring elements when workers need to perform these physical activities. The quasi-active exoskeleton unlocks when the worker is at rest or doing something that does not require support (eg. driving, walking etc.) so that normal motion is not hindered.
Testing protocols for the vastly expanding exoskeleton market will provide a great service to the industry. GoX Labs has now developed and validated a testing regime that can serve as a product that can be used in a new exoskeleton test bed at the WearTech Center. GoX Labs and AKE will test out PhenEX on local employers like Amazon, Lucid Motors, and other industry partners through WearTech.
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