Columbus, OH — The physical benefits that exoskeletons provide to the musculoskeletal system may be negated by the “mental strain” that results when workers wearing the devices perform tasks that require them to think about their actions, results of a recent study conducted by researchers from Ohio State and Texas A&M universities indicate.
Washington — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing $1.5 million for research aimed at reducing occupational hazards in health care and manufacturing via the development and use of collaborative robots, or “cobots.”
Washington — NIOSH has launched an open competition for artificial intelligence programmers as part of a search for ways to automate data processing in occupational safety and health surveillance systems.
Houston — New technologies are having an impact on workplaces in numerous industries worldwide, and will have a profound effect on future workforces, according to the expert panel featured during Monday’s Executive Forum, “Industry 4.0 – EHS in the Future of the Workplace,” at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
Once relegated to science fiction and other works of popular culture, exoskeletons are showing promise in providing ergonomic support and preventing injuries among people who work physically demanding jobs.