Exoskeleton Systems Will Change the Workplace Forever


Versatile, low-cost bionics can reduce muscle strain and prevent injuries across multiple industries.

In Davis Mendenhall's line of work, he often finds himself in awkward positions. Unfortunately, they're the kind of positions that can lead to nerve damage, chronic pain or debilitating, career-ending injuries.

Mendenhall is a pipe welder with United Group Services in Ohio, and his awkward positions are the physical kind — leaning backward thirty feet in the air, say, or crouched under some massive industrial structure. But for the last month or so, Mendenhall's work has become significantly easier — and safer — thanks to a new workplace technology that literally takes a load off. Read more.