Exoskeletons aren't all just made for soldiers — now they can help desk jockeys reach for a pen or a cup of coffee, and reduce the fatigue that comes with typing all day long.
The x-Ar arm support won't give you superhuman strength or do your work for you — it will just help your arm feel a little less like dead weight.
The first model can help prevent fatigue and repetitive stress injuries, although it's not designed to address medical conditions, according to manufacturer Equipois. See it in action in the video below.
It attaches to your arm and supports your limb's weight, but allows for full range of motion, which can let you work with your arms outstretched for longer periods. The device is a descendant of the company's zeroG mechanical arm, which holds tools and parts so that they seem weightless, reducing fatigue in factories and other workplaces.
The exoskeleton debuted Monday at a trade show and will go on sale in June, according to Equipois.
all the cool people at the office wear these... if they dont, pretend its an arm cast, no one will know ;)
Maybe I missed it, but it looks like their hands never cross the center of their bodies. That doesn't seem practical.
You mean there is a machine that allows me to feel even lazier!? YYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!
i was gunna say that this is for lazy people until watching the video. I can see why someone would use this who works with just there arms all day constantly holding them up. meh, ima still say there lazy. ive done it b4. people in this country need to stop findiing ways to become even lazier
This will be great for lifting those heavy mugs of beer on saterday night!
Isn't this the same concept of being in space? Won't your muscles become weaker every day if your using something to assist your lifting and not cause strain on the arms.
I see the application. I really do. But wouldn't this be detrimental to people who would use it day in and day out through risk of atrophy? We're gonna end up like the humans in Wall-e...
this seems to only assist the muscles in your shoulders that hold your arms up, you would still use these muscles the rest of the day when not at work, this would protect from injuries occurring from repetative movements in the work environment, should not be used all day and really, eating lol
Your arms wouldn't atrophy because you'd have to lug around a 300 pound chair-attachment with you everywhere you wanted to go sit and feel lazy.
I like. But used for eating...really?
I'm jealous of the guy who actually has time to sit around and eat breakfast. In the morning, I eat Hot Pockets because it says on the package that anyone who has time to sit around and eat breakfast either ahs no job or is retired;)