Measuring Effectiveness of Augmentation at a European Agricultural Site
3 workers at a lettuce field
Tested the difference of total lifts, good lifts, bad lifts, V02, and steps of three lettuce field workers with a back support exoskeletons vs without a back support exoskeleton.
VO2 per lift with support was -25%
Total number of lifts with support was +60%
Ratio of good lifts with support was +85%
Total number of steps was +70%
Exoskeleton reduced metabolic cost, enhanced lifting form,
and increased productivity.