Working at best without back pain at night and sore arms. Thanks to the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) this desire could turn into daily reality. Scientists developed a robotic system of upper limbs that the worker can put on like a backpack and use it to lift weights, do repetitive movements or when the worker should use uncomfortable and annoying tools.

These robotic arms could avoid several occupation illnesses. Although robots are usually employed to improve safety in workplaces, it is not so common to consider them to concretely help workers in their daily tasks. Yet, professional illnesses cost Europe every year around 240 billion Euros, both as lost production and absences due to sickness.

A concrete support for workers could even incentive them in approaching towards robots, considering them as allied to carry out duties in a more comfortable way, without useless efforts instead of machines causing unemployment.


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