Nissan Spain understands that when it comes to its production line, the physical wellbeing of their staff is one of their major priorities. To ensure that they get all the help they need in order to be safe, healthy, and productive, they’ve come up with a revolutionary method; exoskeleton devices.
That’s right. This thing looks amazing and it reminds us of when Matt Damon wore one of his very own in the movie ‘Elysium’ (or parts from Pathfinder, the very popular character from the video game, Apex Legends). Their goal is to help reduced muscle stress by up to 60% and also improve the overall wellbeing of its line workers.
Collaborating with the Catalan Automotive Custer (CIAC), these exoskeleton devices have already entered its final testing phase and will be completed by December. If all goes well, they will be integrated into the production process at their massive manufacturing plant in Barcelona, Spain.
So far, 14 participating employees are finalising the details for two different models based on which has the lowest weight and best overall performance in task completions. Made using lightweight alloy materials, the robotic addition does wonders in providing optimum shoulder support, especially during overhead tasks.
According to Lluís Sellarès, Production Engineering Manager at the assembly plant, “At Nissan, we believe innovation should transform not only the way people drive but also how they live. With technology bringing value to our customers, it is only right our employees benefit as we work to improve working conditions. We are very pleased to be part of a landmark project for the industry which serves as a launchpad for upscaling ergonomic support of manufacturing roles across our plants.”