Comanu, an Italian based company, has designed the Muscular Aiding Tech Exoskeleton (MATE) to help assist individuals who perform strenuous and/or repetitive daily tasks, according to New Atlas.
MATE is worn on the upper body and uses an advanced spring-based structure. The exoskeleton utilizes coil springs within two torque generators that provide support to the user’s shoulder muscles when they lift heavy objects, reach above their heads or perform any other demanding tasks. It also keeps users from rotating their shoulder joints past a safe range of movement.
Comau says MATE can replicate any shoulder movement while sticking to the body like a “second skin,” according to Robotics and Automation News.
The exoskeleton can be set to five different positions based on the task being performed. Users can also choose between seven assistance levels and can purchase the exoskeleton in one of two sizes available.