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Exoskeletons Trialled in Ford Factories

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5 - 15lb lift assist per arm

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Reduced worker fatigue

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83% decrease in injuries

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EksoVest is an example of how Ford is innovating against the toll on employees

Ford assembly line workers are testing new upper body exoskeletal technology – EksoVest – that helps lessen the chance of fatigue or injury while performing overhead tasks

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Ford workers lift their arms approximately 1 million times a year

Ford workers lift their arms approximately 1 million times a year

Sources: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/11/09/ford-exoskeleton-technology-pilot.html