Paexo Shoulder2020-02-17T16:17:52+01:00

The exoskeleton for overhead work

The Paexo Shoulder is a passive exoskeleton that supports people who carry out physically demanding tasks with their arms raised on a daily basis. It relieves strain on the shoulder joints and upper arms, for example during overhead work on assembly lines and in the building trade.

Studies

In addition to extensive internal tests, the exoskeleton Paexo Shoulder is subject of several studies. Here you will find two studies that scientifically analyze and prove the effectiveness of Paexo Shoulder.

Study: Journal IEEE
Study: Journal of Orthopaedic Technology
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3.9 lb / 1,9 kg light

The Paexo Shoulder is the lightest exoskeleton of its kind with a weight of less than two kilograms. It can be worn comfortably for more than eight hours while providing noticeable relief for the shoulders and arms during overhead work.

Full freedom of movement

Thanks to the biomechanical design, the Paexo Shoulder is body-friendly and follows all of your movements at work. You can walk and sit comfortably with the exoskeleton, and also pick up objects.

Quick to put on and take off

After a familiarisation phase, it takes under 20 seconds to put on and take off the Paexo Shoulder. Thanks to quick and easy handling, the exoskeleton can be taken off between uses, for example when on breaks or when rotating workstations.

100 years of experience

Each Paexo exoskeleton incorporates 100 years of experience with orthopaedic technology and pioneering spirit „Made in Germany“ from ottobock.

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Employees are extremely happy…

“We expect that using the Paexo Shoulder will improve our productivity and workplace ergonomics. Initial results show that the employees are extremely happy with the exoskeleton, because relief is immediate and it is very intuitive to use.”

Kenneth Holmgård, Head of HR at Baltic Yachts

Immediately relieved strain on muscles…

“Our employees were delighted by the way it immediately relieved strain on their muscles, for example during overhead welding or electrical installations under ceilings. My impression is that exoskeletons also make jobs in industrial assembly more attractive. They can increase employeeloyalty and help us recruit new employees.”

Kersten Thor,CEO of THOR Industriemontagen GmbH & Co. KG

Frequently asked questions about the Paexo Shoulder

What consequences does work above head and shoulder height have for the human body?2019-11-07T17:08:29+01:00

Manual work above shoulder and head height puts a great deal of strain on the joints and muscles of the shoulders, arms and back. The neck muscles can also get very tense due to tilting the head back. Such activities can lead to work-related disorders of the musculoskeletal system over the long term.

What is Paexo Shoulder?2019-11-06T14:42:31+01:00

Paexo Shoulder is a passive exoskeleton from Ottobock that supports people who carry out physically demanding tasks with their arms raised on a daily basis. It relieves strain on the shoulder joints and upper arms, for example when performing overhead work in assembly or trades.

How does Paexo Shoulder work?2019-11-06T14:43:06+01:00

Paexo Shoulder is worn close to the body, similar to a backpack. It transfers weight from the arms to the hips with the help of its supporting structures. With its intelligent, purely mechanical cable pull technology, the exoskeleton makes it easier to raise the arms and hold them up, thereby reducing uncomfortable load peaks in the shoulder and neck region.

Is the effect of Paexo Shoulder scientifically proven?2019-11-11T14:16:34+01:00

Ottobock researched the influence of overhead exoskeletons on the body’s biomechanics with experts from the very beginning during the development of Paexo Shoulder. Meanwhile two studies prove the effectiveness and document the highly positive results regarding relief for the entire body thanks to Paexo Shoulder.

Are there any temperature restrictions?2019-11-18T11:20:10+01:00

Paexo Shoulder should not be exposed to excessive sunlight or temperatures below -10 °C or above 45 °C. Contact with heat, embers and fire should also be avoided.

How is Paexo Shoulder cleaned?2020-01-07T13:49:05+01:00

The textiles of Paexo Shoulder are removable, washable and reusable. The technology components can be wiped with a damp cloth. A hygiene set for replacing the textiles can be ordered.

What is Paexo Shoulder?2020-01-07T13:51:06+01:00

Paexo Shoulder is a passive exoskeleton from Ottobock that supports people who carry out physically demanding tasks with their arms raised on a daily basis. It relieves strain on the shoulder joints and upper arms, for example when performing overhead work in assembly or trades.

How does Paexo Shoulder work?2020-01-27T10:45:27+01:00

Paexo Shoulder is worn close to the body, similar to a backpack. It transfers weight from the arms to the hips with the help of its supporting structures. With its intelligent, purely mechanical cable pull technology, the exoskeleton makes it easier to raise the arms and hold them up, thereby reducing uncomfortable load peaks in the shoulder and neck region.

Is the effect of Paexo Shoulder scientifically proven?2020-01-07T13:51:54+01:00

Ottobock researched the influence of overhead exoskeletons on the body’s biomechanics with experts from the very beginning during the development of Paexo Shoulder. Meanwhile two studies prove the effectiveness and document the highly positive results regarding relief for the entire body thanks to Paexo Shoulder.

What consequences does work above head and shoulder height have for the human body?2020-01-07T13:52:06+01:00

Manual work above shoulder and head height puts a great deal of strain on the joints and muscles of the shoulders, arms and back. The neck muscles can also get very tense due to tilting the head back. Such activities can lead to work-related disorders of the musculoskeletal system over the long term.

Why is using Paexo Shoulder important?2020-01-07T13:52:21+01:00

About one quarter (23.2%) of days missed because of inability to work in Germany are due to musculoskeletal disorders (data from 2013). This figure increases with age: among people older than 55, it already accounts for more than 35%. Thus the economic cost of musculoskeletal disorders is considerable (loss of gross value added: approx. EUR 20 billion, 2013 data) (see DGUV). There is a proven, direct relationship between overhead work and musculoskeletal disorders. Physical relief provided by exoskeletons can contribute to reducing work-related health hazards, time away from work and accidents. An exoskeleton can therefore make a major contribution to preventive healthcare for employees.

Does Paexo Shoulder weaken my arm or shoulder muscles?2020-01-07T13:52:39+01:00

No, you still have to perform all movements yourself. The Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton merely reduces load peaks by redistributing loads.

Is Paexo Shoulder a performance-boosting exoskeleton?2020-01-07T13:52:55+01:00

No, Paexo Shoulder provides relief and support for people. It improves ergonomics and can increase motivation, but it is not a performance-boosting exoskeleton.

Does Paexo Shoulder restrict my freedom of movement or limit my activities during breaks?2020-01-07T13:53:05+01:00

The biomechanical design permits full freedom of movement. Thus you can sit down with the Paexo Shoulder or pick up fallen objects.

Can I adapt Paexo Shoulder’s level of support to my individual needs?2020-01-07T13:53:16+01:00

Yes, the level of support is individually adjustable for people and activities.

For what body height is Paexo Shoulder suited?2020-01-07T13:53:33+01:00

Paexo Shoulder can be adapted to body heights from about 160 to 190 cm.

Can several persons share a Paexo Shoulder?2020-01-07T13:53:45+01:00

We recommend personal assignment of the exoskeleton. Only then can the optimum effectiveness of Paexo Shoulder be guaranteed. Sharing it with another user is also not recommended for hygiene reasons. However, Paexo Shoulder can be easily retrofitted and sanitised in order to assign it to a new long-term user.

How long does it take to put on and take off Paexo Shoulder?2020-01-07T13:53:57+01:00

After a familiarisation phase, it takes only about 30 seconds to put on and take off.

Can I wear Paexo Shoulder all day?2020-01-07T13:54:12+01:00

The period of use for Paexo Shoulder is not limited. Since Paexo Shoulder is easy to put on and take off, it can easily be removed when not in use, for example when rotating workstations or during breaks.

How much does Paexo Shoulder weigh?2020-01-07T13:54:25+01:00

With its weight of less than two kilograms, Paexo Shoulder is the lightest exoskeleton of its kind.

What does Paexo Shoulder cost?2020-01-27T10:43:14+01:00

The prices for the Paexo exoskeletons vary.

We would be happy to make you an offer. Please contact us via contact form.

Where is the Paexo Shoulder produced?2020-01-07T13:54:54+01:00

The Paexo Shoulder is made in Germany.

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