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World’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system. Developed in collaboration with leading Fortune 500 companies
The world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system. Ironhand strengthens the human grip, prevents strain injuries and reduces the number of sick leave as well as costs associated with it.
It is an active soft exoskeleton consisting of a glove, covering all five fingers and a power pack worn in a backpack. The remote control gives the operator full control and the system helps to keep the workers healthy and efficient.
The glove is equipped with artificial tendons and pressure sensors that trigger the servo motors installed in the power pack. These motors provide the operator with an extra powerful grip. The grip can be easily adjusted to a specific work task by providing individual configuration possibilities. At the same time as it supports the operator, Ironhand collects data to enable a digital risk assessment of the hand in which use cases that run a potential high ergonomic risk is evaluated and identified. The data is used in combination with two scientific risk assessment methods, KIM/MHO and HAL/TLV, and provides a calculation of the operator’s risk of developing strain injuries as well as the potential risk reduction which Ironhand can contribute. The data capabilities makes it possible to connect the operator and integrate the human into the Industry 4.0 / Factory of the Future concept.
Glove – contains the artificial tendons and the pressure sensitive sensors
Cord – the connection between the glove and the power pack
Power pack – contains the motors and the battery and is worn in an Ironhand backpack
Remote control – gives the user full control at all times and can be used to adjust the volume of force as
well as change between two configuration profiles.
Ironhand is developed in cooperation with our partners General Motors, General Electric, Airbus and Eiffage.