German Bionic will unveil new lightweight smart AI-powered wearable suits and products at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023. “With our new wearables, we are empowering hard-working people with the tools they need to do their jobs more safely and sustainably,” said a release.
The award-winning Cray X exoskeleton, which is featured in the CES 2023 “Best of Innovation” (Wearable Technologies) category, will be available for demonstrations at the event from January 5-8.
“Our smart power suits and wearables protect people performing tough physical work daily in system-critical jobs against over-exertion and injury,” said Armin G. Schmidt, CEO, and co-founder of German Bionic.
“They provide mechanical support for lifting and carrying and use a smart assistance system to alert users, for example, of instances of incorrect lifting or when they should take a break. This leads to less time off work as a result of illness caused by excessive strain or accidents, which not only makes for happier employees but also more productive employees,” he added.
The firm’s Apogee offering is a lighter and more comfortable suit than earlier models. It is a dust and water-resistant product and provides up to “66 lbs (30 kg) of support for the lower back per lifting movement and helps minimize fatigue thanks to active walking assistance.” The suits can be easily used in tasks involving “heavy lifting and carrying regularly takes place, such as in logistics, construction, and the care sector.”
The Smart SafetyVest comes with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to provide personalized ergonomic insights based on data acquired.
“In addition to custom workplace insights, it can pinpoint ergonomic risks and improvement opportunities to reduce fatigue and injuries that can otherwise lead to high levels of illness and absenteeism – regardless of the type of work being performed.”
The firm’s new cloud-based German Bionic IO platform will be on the front.
The collected data is continuously analyzed using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to enhance safety effectiveness according to user actions. “With the Smart Safety Companion, an early warning system for ergonomics – which alerts, for example, of instances of poor posture, incorrect lifting, and excessive strain – the German Bionic IO platform provides comprehensive monitoring and reporting functions as well as individualized recommendations for action based on real, relevant data.”