SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., a major builder in South Korea, plans to develop and distribute wearable robots that can be used at construction sites.
The company announced on Monday that it 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.
In the contest, the three parties, including Daewoo E&C, proposed wearable robot solutions that can be worn constantly at construction sites and smart work care services concerning construction workers’ musculoskeletal issues and sustainable productivity.
The newly proposed wearable robots for construction workers consist of two types – a waist support robot and a walking assistance robot.
Sensors mounted on the wearable robots will collect and analyze data on the workers’ posture, weight and working habits to prevent musculoskeletal diseases and maintain productivity.
“We will expand the supply of these robots to other industrial areas if their safety and effectiveness are demonstrated.” a Daewoo E&C official said.
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