The HAPO-MS exoskeleton is a wearable exoskeleton for the support of biceps and deltoid muscle during tasks requiring repetitive handling of objects, prolonged holding of the arms in front of the body, or any “arms out” postures that impact the upper body tasks that require continuous or repetitive arm lifting.
HAPO-MS weighs 1.3 Kg (2.9 lb) and supports the user arms with up to 6 kg (13 lb) when the shoulder flexion is between 0º (arm vertically down) and 135º (arm pointing upwards), for the whole horizontal workspace (180º). The passive support is provided by spring-like elements which are connected on one side to the trunk harness and on the other side to the user’s elbows.
The exoskeleton can be adjusted to different user heights and can be donned and doffed in only 50 and 20 seconds respectively.
Certifications and/or 3rd party testing results:
HAPO-MS is CE directive 2006/42/EC certified.
Regions and or countries where the exoskeleton can be purchased?
Relevant studies and journal papers:
- Scientific research carried out by the manufacturer shows a reduction in biceps and deltoid muscle activity of 33% and 16% respectively for a dynamic, half-height arm task. https://ergosante.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/article-scientifique-hapo-ms_EN.pdf
Weight of the device:
2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
Ergosanté Technologie, 28 ZA Labahou, 30140 Anduze, France, website
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This exoskeleton catalog entry has been made with the assistance of Stefano Carisi, MS in BioRobotics and Biomechanical Design from the Delft University of Technology an experienced product manager in human-machine collaboration.