Hilti Unveils Wearable Exoskeleton
Human augmentation device to help tackle health, safety, and labor shortage challenges on the jobsite
Wearable human augmentation like exoskeletons help reduce strain and fatigue for both experienced and novice users. Hilti's new human augmentation device, the EXO-O1 wearable exoskeleton, will help tackle not only the health and safety of your workers but the current workforce shortage challenge.
The machinery is only part of our solution, Hilti understands that for customers to embrace technology transformation, it requires organizational change management and a focus on people. That's why we will offer implementation, training and support services on site for our customers and their teams.
The EXO-O1 is Hilti's first foray into exoskeletons for the construction industry, with more human augmentation developments to come.
“Our innovations have always been fueled by our deep understanding of our customers' challenges and needs and so it’s only natural that we can drive innovation with solutions for human augmentation and jobsite automation, said Martina McIssac, President and CEO of Hilti North America. “Human augmentation and jobsite automation innovations, alone or combined, will transform productivity gains the likes of which haven’t been seen since cordless tools got a foothold in commercial construction.”
Jobsite automation innovations
Hilti has long been delivering technology to augment workforces across dynamic jobsite conditions including in the areas of ergonomics; workflow automation; and, semi-automation such as the new PLT 300 2D and 3D Layout, total stations and Diamond Cut Assist solutions. And soon, Hilti will have additional news to share regarding continued advancements in jobsite automation innovations including but not limited to new robotics technology.
In recent years, Hilti has actively worked with start-ups and external partners to couple its understanding of customer pain points with new technologies and innovative solutions, including robotics, from the outside to create solutions for commercial construction challenges.