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New Robo-mate exoskeleton could reduce injuries in factory

London, Sept 12 : Researchers are developing an exoskeleton for the workplace which is backed by EU funds.


Twelve research institutions from seven European countries are involved in the Robo-mate project, which hopes to test a robotic suit that can be worn by factory employees, within three years.

Experts say that the machine could reduce the number of work-related injuries but employers would need to be convinced the equipment would not pose safety issues of its own, the BBC reported.

Manufacturers including Italian carmaker Fiat and the French vehicle recycler Indra are working with the teams to suggest situations in which the tech could prove useful and have also said they would help test it.

The EU has committed 4.5m euros for the scheme.

According to a study by the UK's Work Foundation, 44 million people in the EU have suffered work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

--ANI (Posted on 13-09-2013)

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