As part of the WeaRAcon 2020 virtual conference, HeroWear is introducing the newest of its exosuits. The Apex is designed for men and women and specifically provides assistance to reduce strain on the back when people are bending, lifting or even leaning. Notably, the exosuit is touted as the first of its kind with a fit specifically designed and built for female users, which is important as women currently make up more than half of the US workforce.
The flexible and supportive exosuit was developed at Vanderbilt University and comes in at just 3.4 pounds. Made of lightweight materials, the assistive wearable design is helpful for taking over 50 pounds of strain off of the back every time a heavy object is lifted.
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