Ottobock Back was developed in collaboration with logistics experts and employees in warehousing and parcel distribution centers. The exoskeleton works according to a biomechanical principle: the load is taken off at the shoulder, like a backpack, and transferred to the thighs with the help of the exoskeleton’s support structure. The energy storage absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting.
Ottobock Back provides significant support up to 55lbs
The heart of the system is the purely mechanical clutch at hip level – a technological world’s first. It can differentiate between bending and walking and switches off automatically when walking to provide full freedom of movement. The degree of support can be continuously adjusted to the load of different work steps.
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