Are exoskeletons the future of workplace injury prevention?

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager We’re capping off OSC18 with an all-day session and demonstration of the latest in workplace wearable technology: exoskeletons. Delia Treaster, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor, organized the session just as the the technology is beginning to gain momentum as tool for preventing workplace injuries. “The expectation is that exoskeletons … Continue reading Are exoskeletons the future of workplace injury prevention?

Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries

By Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, BWC Ergonomic Technical Advisor Exoskeletons are here! Formerly found in science fiction or action movies, exoskeletons have made the transition from fantasy to reality. Exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment the physical capability of the worker. They have been developed for military operations and medical rehabilitation, but exoskeletons are increasingly … Continue reading Exoskeletons gain momentum in preventing ergonomic injuries