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July 21, 2019
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LG unveils exoskeleton work suit for physical labor

  • PUBLISHED :December 27, 2018 - 10:15
  • UPDATED :December 27, 2018 - 10:15
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[THE INVESTOR]
LG Electronics on Dec. 27 unveiled a new exoskeleton work suit that can help physical laborers by supporting their backs, enabling them to work with less effort as well as preventing injuries.

The Korean tech giant claimed the new LG CLOi SuitBot, which is worn around the waist, reduces labor intensity by being activated when workers bend and stretch their back. The robotic system will especially help laborers carrying out repetitive tasks, the company said.


The product is also significant as it can be easily worn and taken off.

LG Electronics said the demand for exoskeleton work suits at industrial sites has been rising sharply as they help laborers to work more efficiently and prevent potential accidents or injuries.

Citing data compiled by BIS Research, LG Electronics said the global market for such systems is expected to reach 5 trillion won (US$4.44 billion) in 2026, compared to 100 billion won tallied in 2016.

The new robot will be showcased at the CES 2019 in January.

By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (ssh@heraldcorp.com)

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