The maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector face the same challenges as manufacturing industries: an aging workforce and a lack of skilled workers. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) are a major cause of lost workdays and one of the greatest burdens on the global economy when measured by compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity. Maintenance workers are exposed to the highest risk rates of WMSDs.
Our portfolio of exoskeletons offers various innovative devices to face this challenge in the shipbuilding, rail & rolling stock, and aviation industry. Ottobock 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.