Economic challenges constantly challenge the aviation industry. When it comes to their employees, it is highly impacted by an aging workforce, a lack of skilled workers, and increasing labor costs. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are a major cause of lost workdays and one of the greatest burdens for the global economy when measured by compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity. In the MRO sector, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are responsible for 40% of personal injury incidents, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Since over half of the jobs are in a high-risk category, maintenance workers especially are exposed to high injury rates, according to a study published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.
Our portfolio of exoskeletons offers various innovative devices to face this challenge in the airplane manufacturing process and airline MRO. Ottobock Bionic Exoskeletons develops state-of-the-art wearable technology that helps people protect their health over the long term as they carry out their demanding everyday working routines.