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Innophys introduces muscle suits to Toyota Auto Body Co.

12 units of “Muscle Suit Soft-power” and 2 units of “Muscle Suit GS-BACK” have been implemented, primarily utilized in the Vehicle Logistics Division at the Inabe Plant. This division primarily engages in the transportation of components, where scenarios involving boarding and alighting from towing vehicles and lifts are common. The expectation is that the introduction of assist suits will alleviate the physical strain during component transportation.

Among the various assist suits available, the key determining factor for adoption was usability. Due to the nature of the tasks, scenarios involving boarding and alighting from vehicles such as lifts and transport vehicles required suits that could facilitate these actions and allow for flexibility. Additionally, considering the utilization by women and elderly individuals, lightweight characteristics played a crucial role in the decision-making process. The perceived effectiveness of the assistance provided by the suits was also evident. Innophys aims to establish an environment where assist suits are commonplace in factories, dispelling the notion of strenuous and heavy tasks. By deploying assist suits to skilled workers, particularly women and the elderly, the intention is to reduce the physical burden of tasks, enabling continued active participation in the workplace.

Try on exoskeleton suit to ‘sit’ while standing

Archelis, a Yokohama-based hardware startup, will demonstrate its exoskeleton assist suits that safeguard medical surgeons and factory workers against lower-back and leg strains from long hours of standing. Made to fit comfortably around one’s legs, “archelis for Medical” and “archelis for Factory” enable wearers to walk and bend their knees freely and to “sit” (rest) anywhere while technically standing – a feature that allows the use of the gear without any workflow interruptions.

“archelis” is the first exoskeleton assist suit series on the market that is focused on reducing the pain, injury and discomfort cased by standing position work. In Japan, employers are also using the suits as a tool to retain their workers, as younger generations are known to stay away from jobs that involve strenuous physical work.

    • archelis for Medical: designed for surgeons and operating room professionals
    • archelisFX: designed for factory workers

Features

    • All mechanical requiring no electricity to operate
    • Supports the body in a standing position
    • Keeps your trunk stable by balancing your body weight
    • Easy to wear, only requiring you to fasten the belts around your foot, shin and thigh
    • Can be easily adjusted for any body types and heights
    • Greatly reduces fatigue from standing, while preventing pains in the leg and lower-back
    • Comfortable fitting that enables you to walk and bend freely and sit anywhere
    • Proprietary design engineering technology that enables customizations

Try on exoskeleton suit to ‘sit’ while standing

Archelis, a Yokohama-based hardware startup, demonstrate its exoskeleton assist suits that safeguard medical surgeons and factory workers against lower-back and leg strains from long hours of standing. Made to fit comfortably around one’s legs, “archelis for Medical” and “archelis for Factory” enable wearers to walk and bend their knees freely and to “sit” (rest) anywhere while technically standing – a feature that allows the use of the gear without any workflow interruptions.

“archelis” is the first exoskeleton assist suit series on the market that is focused on reducing the pain, injury and discomfort cased by standing position work. In Japan, employers are also using the suits as a tool to retain their workers, as younger generations are known to stay away from jobs that involve strenuous physical work.

  • archelis for Medical: designed for surgeons and operating room professionals.
  • archelisFX: designed for factory workers

Features

    • All mechanical requiring no electricity to operate
    • Supports the body in a standing position
    • Keeps your trunk stable by balancing your body weight
    • Easy to wear, only requiring you to fasten the belts around your foot, shin and thigh
    • Can be easily adjusted for any body types and heights
    • Greatly reduces fatigue from standing, while preventing pains in the leg and lower-back
    • Comfortable fitting that enables you to walk and bend freely and sit anywhere
    • Proprietary design engineering technology that enables customizations