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MateXT 4.0 exoskeleton from Comau with IOT sensors for real-time support

MATE-XT reduces muscular effort during strenuous indoor and outdoor tasks and, thanks to real-time sensors, supports

Industry sectors

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mounting
  • Mounting
  • Craft

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the MateXT 4.0 exoskeleton from Comau with IOT sensors for real-time support need to know.

The MATE exoskeleton suit is designed to improve quality of life in the workplace by providing consistent, advanced shoulder and arm support during repetitive activities and daily tasks.
MATE corresponds to the physiological movements of the shoulders. Thanks to a chain of passive degrees of freedom, the MATE exoskeleton is perfectly aligned with the flexion-extension axis of the human shoulder, enabling both comfortable interaction and exceptional human-machine synergy.


The MATE-XT, which will be launched in December 2020, is COMAU's next generation of wearable exoskeletons. It is ruggedized for indoor and outdoor use. This exo for work and industry is designed to withstand water, dust, UV light and wider temperature ranges than its predecessor. In addition, the MATE-XT has been redesigned with a slimmer and lighter carbon fiber structure that is also more breathable.

 

"With the eXTreme, you get lightweight and highly breathable ergonomic support." Similar to other shoulder support exoskeletons, the MATE-XT is for: "Any task that requires prolonged use of the upper limbs, especially at a flexion/extension angle of about 90 degrees (i.e., so-called 'overhead' work.

  • Reduced muscular effort
  • Higher performance through higher precision
  • Improved quality
  • Better working posture
  • Real-time data with intuitive digital dashboard
  • Preventive maintenance: error prevention Io-T capable device: Industry 4.0

Technical data

 

  • passive spring based mechanism
  • Addition of breathable fabrics
  • 8 support levels
  • redesigned locking/unlocking mechanism for easier donning and doffing
  • Lighter carbon fiber structure
  • Intended user height: 5.2 feet (1.6 m) to 6.2 feet (1.9 m)

The MATE-XT was developed in collaboration between IUVO and Össur and validated in collaboration with Ospedale Valudce and Fondazioneergo. Fondazionergo has published an EAWS guide to workplace assessment based on this device: Fondazione Ergo Publishes Worksheet for Ergonomic Evaluation of the MATE Exoskeleton (Aug, 2020). The EAWS is not intended as a substitute for intensive exoskeleton testing, but provides a solid starting point for objective evaluation based on measurement and observation. In addition, the MATE-XT is certified under the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC "taking into account" the ISO 13482/2014 technical standard for personal care robots.

What's new with the Mate-XT 4.o?

  • Sensors connected via WLAN provide near real-time data with an intuitive digital dashboard
  • IoT-enabled device: MATE-XT 4.0 Integration with Industry 4.0
  • Benefit of tax credit according to local legislation for the introduction of Industrie 4.0 devices
  • Preventive maintenance: error prevention

MATE (Muscular Aiding Tech Exoskeleton) fully replicates the dynamic movements of the shoulder while wrapping the body like a second skin. This not only ensures maximum comfort for the worker, but also increases work quality and efficiency by providing consistent motion support during manual and repetitive tasks. MATE XT is a mechanical exoskeleton that uses a passive spring mechanism and 8 different levels of support that can be selected according to need.

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Company information

Facts & Figures

MATE means Muscular Aiding Tech Exoskeleton. Cooperates with Össur. Founded in 1973.

Company address

  • Comau S.p.A
  • Via Rivalta 30
  • 10095 Grugliasco (TO)
  • Italy
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