Occupational exoskeletons for shoulder support are attracting the attention of several stakeholders given their effectiveness in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Preserving industry-specific workers’ knowledge, skills, and biomechanics health status is essential for the competitiveness of small and medium-scale shipyards. Lowering physical strain, assistive exoskeletons are expected not only to improve the safety and ergonomics of the working condition but also to improve the quality and productivity, enhancing precision and avoiding fatigue-induced errors. In the video, a worker from NODOSA shipyard is supported by a shoulder exoskeleton during his overhead activities.
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