Bioservo Introduces Improved Version of its Ironhand Soft Robotic Muscle Strengthening System

Bioservo Ironhand upgrade
Image: Bioservo

Bioservo, a long-term partner of the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference, introduced the next version of Ironhand, the world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system. With novel sensor, a new backpack and improved performance, the new Ironhand provides increased robustness, comfort and user-friendliness for the factory workers.

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Ironhand® is Bioservo’s first product targeting professional users aiming to prevent strain injuries. The innovative product merges neuroscience with bionics and robotics and is enhanced with unique digital features. Based on the company’s award-winning patented SEM™ (Soft Extra Muscle) technology, the all-new Ironhand® strengthens the worker’s grip, provides additional endurance and a reduction of effort, says a press release.

Ironhand comprises a lightweight glove with a portable power pack worn like a backpack. It can add up to 80 N to the wearer’s grip within milliseconds. In addition to that, it is equipped with smart data capabilities which makes it possible to digitalize ergonomic risk assessment as well as provide an adaptive performance to the operator over time. At the same time as it supports the wearer, it collects and analyzes data making it possible to evaluate and identify grip intense use cases that run a high ergonomic risk. The wearer is in full control of the system which helps to create a healthy and sustainable work environment.

Worker wearaing exoskeleton
Image: Bioservo

The system has been developed and tested in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies ensuring that the features and benefits are in line with market demand. The all-new Ironhand is adaptive and intelligent, it imitates and enhances the hands movements, becomes smarter with every use and thereby optimizes the user’s experience.

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“Since the launch of Ironhand®, about a year ago, we have noticed an increasing interest from a large number of industrial players. The technology has continuously been tested and evaluated by our partners and customers to ensure its suitability in meeting the market requirements. We are very pleased to now introduce the all-new Ironhand with its significant improvements aiming to further prevent strain injuries and support the worker,” says Petter Bäckgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies.

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