Marty Smets, Ford's technical expert of human systems and virtual manufacturing, told Engadget "We wanted to focus on one exoskeleton initially, then expand from there as the space grows." The tests conducted by Ford will judge whether the utility of the technology make the financial investment worthwhile. A total of 75 EksoVests will be deployed in this second stage of testing. The goal of the tests is to prove that the suit increases productivity and reduces worker injury at the same time.
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