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Being tested: Audi production tests exoskeletons for overhead tasks
- Comparative study of two exoskeletons in different production areas
- Audi Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler: “We want to use new technologies to improve our employees’ health and make production more innovative.”
- Support structure is designed to clearly relieve the burden on muscles and joints in the shoulder area
Audi wants to further improve its employees’ ergonomics in its production facilities. For this reason, the company is currently conducting a comparative study of two exoskeletons. These external support structures are designed to help employees when they are performing overhead tasks by protecting their joints and tiring their muscles less quickly. All in all, around 60 employees are currently using these tools over a period of several weeks at selected workstations in assembly, the paint shop and tool construction at the Ingolstadt site.