Ostensibly, the suitX MAX looks like something out of a futuristic science-fiction film -- a powerful mechanic suit that increases one's strength and agility. In reality, the suitX MAX isn't far off from that imagining, although the tool's purpose is somewhat more pragmatic in scope. The suitX MAX is an exoskeleton designed to help reduce pain and injury and increase comfort for manual laborers.
MAX, which stands for "Modular Agile Exoskeleton," is a modernized three-piece suit. It consists of the backX, the legX and the shoulderX, which can be used individually for specific tasks or combined for more general labor.
As the suitX MAX founder says, it is "not Ironman... These aren't fancy devices." Rather, they are a practical, mechanic way to reduce worker overexertion.
The suitX MAX Helps Laborers with Comfort and Injury Reduction
1. Agile Workplace Exoskeletons - The development of modular and practical exoskeletons for manual laborers is a disruptive innovation opportunity for the manufacturing industry.
2. Injury-reducing Technology - There is an opportunity to develop technology that reduces the risk of workplace injuries for laborers in physically demanding jobs in various industries.
3. Modular Wearable Devices - The trend towards modular wearable devices creates an opportunity to design practical exoskeletons for workers in industries such as construction and manual labor.
1. Manufacturing - The use of exoskeletons for manual laborers in manufacturing can improve worker safety and productivity.
2. Construction - Construction workers could benefit from the development of injury-reducing exoskeletons to make their jobs more comfortable and safe.
3. Logistics - The logistics industry could benefit from injury-reducing exoskeletons, allowing workers to move heavy loads with ease and more comfort.