Carrying parcels, packing pallets and loading overseas containers: In the exoskeleton lab at Fraunhofer IML, an intralogistics course with typical main and secondary activities for manufacturer-independent testing, benchmarking and training of various exoskeletons has been set up in recent weeks. The aim is to conduct a realistic study to determine the suitability of the systems for manual logistics activities such as loading and unloading, palletizing, picking and transporting.
We were particularly pleased that over 50 interested parties registered to take part in the study and put the systems through their paces.
The use of exoskeletons in logistics is intended to help prevent physical impairments and musculoskeletal disorders in the long term.
Typical order picking activities
Further information on the Exoskeleton Lab can be found here:Exoskelett Lab | Leistungszentrum Logistik und IT (leistungszentrum-logistik-it.de)