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Daewoo E&C to develop wearable robots for construction workers to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders
Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. will develop wearable robots that can be worn by construction workers that could help prevent musculoskeletal disorders and maintain productivity.
The wearable robots consist of a waist support robot and a walking assistance robot. It will have sensors that will gather and analyze information about the workers' posture, weight, and working practices.
If their safety and efficacy are proven, Daewoo E&C will increase the supply of these robots to other industrial areas.
The company was selected in a contest held by the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement to work in cooperation with local robotics startup Wirobotics and the Korea Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center to develop and demonstrate smart work care services using wearable robot solutions.
The three parties, including Daewoo E&C, proposed the wearable robot and smart work care services concerning construction workers’ musculoskeletal issues and sustainable productivity.