Ottobock Industrials

Industrial enterprises are facing special challenges in view of demographic developments. The rising life expectancy and decreasing birth rate are leading to an aging workforce and a lack of workers. This results in an increased demand for technical solutions that help people protect their health over the long term as they carry out their everyday working routines. Ottobock Industrials develops precisely such innovative devices for an ergonomic workplace.

Ergonomics in the workplace

The medical technology company Ottobock is transferring its almost 100 years of expertise in biomechanics and orthopaedics to a new business unit. Since 2012, the company has been researching innovative solutions to make jobs in industry, logistics and trades more ergonomic. The goal is to provide relief for people who perform physically demanding tasks such as overhead work, thereby creating healthier working conditions. One of the first product areas for Ottobock Industrials are what are called exoskeletons for overhead and above shoulder height work.

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Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
Dr Sönke Rössing
Max-Näder-Straße 15
37115 Duderstadt, Germany

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Wearing the Paexo exoskeleton reduces physical strain, for example during overhead assembly work.


Paexo at Baltic Yachts

A number of activities have to be performed above head and shoulder height when building motor and sailing yachts. That is why the Baltic Yachts shipyard in Finland tested the Paexo exoskeleton in production.