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01 Oct, 2020

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At the ErgoX conference on October 13 we will hold a presentation together with General Motors. The presentation is about the ongoing durability trial at one of their sites.

In-field Evaluation of the Ironhand on Automotive Assembly Tasks

The Ironhand system is an active soft exoskeleton for the hand, designed to improve the health for workers that perform grasp intensive, repetitive and static work tasks. The solutions derive from the healthcare sector where clinical trials have shown that the soft robotic gloves improve grip strength. A field test in a manufacturing facility was essential to evaluate the ability of the Ironhand to reduce the physical demands of operator’s hands while completing automotive assembly work-related tasks. This presentation will review the testing and feasibility study of the Ironhand at a General Motors vehicle assembly plant in Orion, Michigan. Bioservo will provide detail about the durability study for specific assembly tasks and show the glove development and refinement that took place during the trials. In addition, General Motors will provide a user status update and summarize some of the assessment strategies used to evaluate the Ironhand.

October 13

1:00 PM EDT (US Time zone, 19:00 Central European Time)

- Ryan Porto, General Motors
- Johan Sleman, Bioservo

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