[VIDEO] Airframe Exoskeleton Lowers Lifting Effort Up to 80%

Wearable, lightweight commercial exoskeleton is self-powered and reduces exertion 80% by transfering weight on the arms from the shoulders, neck and upper back to the hips

The Levitate Airframe is a wearable, lightweight technology engineered to improve upper extremity musculoskeletal health in professionals and skilled trade workers who engage in repetitive arm motion and/or static elevation of the arms. The Airframe lowers exertion levels by up to 80% – keeping workers healthier and more productive, while mitigating healthcare and disability costs.

“The benefits of this device have been incredible. The team members that have used this tool are happy to use it and have seen more prolonged work activities without feeling fatigued by the end of their shift.” - Jim Roozeboom, Safety Engineering Manager, Vermeer Corp.

The Airframe transfers the weight of the arms from the shoulders, neck and upper back to the outside of the hips, evenly distributing energy to reduce stress. It slips easily on and off, and moves seamlessly with the wearer without intruding into the workspace or limiting motion or dexterity.

The Airframe’s mechanical support system progressively activates as the arm is raised, and gradually releases as the arm is lowered, resulting in just the right level of support – at just the right time. It’s personalized to fit each wearer, so they can use their arms as normal while enjoying reduced fatigue and comfort.

It's compatible with fall-protection harnesses and comes in a fire-retardant version for welding applications.

Six years of independent testing prove it’s safe and effective, and have earned the device classification as personal-protective equipment.

Levitate Airframe