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Lowe's Is Trialing Unpowered Exoskeletons for Manual Lifting Tasks at Its Retail Stores

2Q 2017 | IN-4591

Home improvement giant Lowe’s is field-testing unpowered exoskeletons designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of its workers as they unload trucks, move goods onto the sale floor and assist customers with heavy items. The market opportunity for other commercial/industrial exoskeletons is massive and virtually untapped.

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