BIOSERVO - IRONHAND EXKOSKELETON
IRONHAND KEEPS YOU HEALTHY AND EFFICIENT
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational disease in the EU and North America as well as one of the most important causes for long-term sick leave. Automation and industrialization of factories and work sites have been a great development in terms of improved health and safety for workers, but has led to more grasp intensive work tasks.
Ironhand strengthens the human grip, allowing industry workers to use less grip force when performing repetitive tasks. Less force used reduces fatigue, prevents strain injuries and reduces the number of sick leave days as well as costs associated with it.
The Ironhand system is the world’s first active soft exoskeleton for the hand, designed to improve the health for workers that perform grasp intensive, repetitive and static work tasks. Ironhand have been tested within various industries and different applications. Assembly, logistics and pre-assembly are areas where the Ironhand system can offer high support for operators. Whether it is a work cycle of dynamic and repetitive tasks or one static. To help you identify suitable applications within your industry, please click here.
HOW THE IRONHAND SYSTEM WORKS
The Ironhand glove is equipped with artificial tendons and pressure sensitive sensors in the fingertips. The sensors detect when the user grabs an object and trigger the servo motors installed in the power pack. A microcomputer then calculates the amount of power to be added and small motors pull the artificial tendons. As a result, the finger joints flex and a grip are performed with less force needed by the human. The harder the human grasps, the more force is applied by Ironhand.