Comau MATE Exoskeleton
Comau, an industrial automation provider, unveiled a spring-based exoskeleton called MATE Fit for Workers. This is Comau’s first exoskeleton, and MATE is designed to reduce the stress placed on shoulder muscles caused by manual, repetitive labor.
MATE doesn’t use batteries or motors. Instead, the lightweight exoskeleton offers ergonomically-assisted movement to help workers increase the precision of repetitive tasks and do the same tasks with less fatigue.
MATE is the first in a series of wearable robots it is commercializing in partnership with IUVO, a spin-off company of The BioRobotics Institute (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) and Össur, an Iceland-based non-invasive orthopedics company.