Hyundai Motor Group has developed Vest EXoskeleton (VEX), a wearable robot to assist industrial workers who work long hours.
• Hyundai develops wearable vests and prioritizes the health of production personnel.
• Hyundai VEX wearable robot, 42 percent lighter than competing products.
• VEX simulates the human shoulder joint without the need for any batteries.
Hyundai Motor Group has developed Vest EXoskeleton (VEX), a wearable robot to assist industrial workers who work long hours. VEX improves productivity and reduces the fatigue of workers on the lines by mimicking the movement of human joints to relieve load support and increase body mobility. The wearable vest has multi-axis points and combines multiple pivot points with a multi-link muscle aid.
The state-of-the-art Hyundai VEX robot weighs only 2,5 kg and 42 lighter than similar products. Worn like a backpack, the robot can be adjusted in lengths up to 18 cm to suit various body sizes. The degree of force assistance can be changed to six levels.
According to the International Federation of Robot Technologies, the wearable robot industry grows 14 per year annually, and this figure is gaining momentum every day. According to the analysis, by 2021, around 630.000 commercial robots will be sold worldwide and the greatest demand will come from the automotive industry. Only in 2017, the 126.000 robot was supplied to the automobile industry and put into use in the production lines of all commercial enterprises.
The Hyundai Motor Group, which closely follows the industry and technology trend, will continue to invest continuously in these wearable robots. It will also strengthen its presence in the wearable robot industry by developing relevant technologies.