Bioservo Technologies (publ) launches Ironhand® - the world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system

Bioservo Technologies announces the launch of Ironhand® - the world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system for professional users. This system has been developed and tested in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies ensuring that the features and benefits are in line with market demand.

Bioservo Technologies launches Ironhand® - the world’s first soft robotic muscle strengthening system for professional users. It merges neuroscience, mechatronics and robotics and is enhanced with unique digital features. Based on the company’s patented SEM™ (Soft Extra Muscle) technology, Ironhand® strengthens the worker’s grip and supports their lack of endurance. Human-centric support for the factory floor is the future. To this day there are still plenty of grip intense tasks on the factory floor as well as within logistics and the construction sector that need to be handled manually. Bioservo’s soft robotic muscle strengthening system Ironhand® comprises a lightweight glove with a portable unit worn like a backpack. In addition to that, it is equipped with data capabilities which makes it possible to digitalize ergonomic risk assessment and by that helping customers to understand the risk of stress injuries in their operations. At the same time as it supports the wearer, it collects and analyzes data making it possible to include the wearer in the industry 4.0 concept as well as evaluate and identify grip intense use cases that run a high ergonomic risk. The wearer is in full control of the system which helps to create a healthy and sustainable work environment.

“We are now ready to accept orders for Ironhand®. Bioservo has been focusing on developing a cutting-edge solution to fight strain injuries and support workers on the factory floor to stay healthy and reduce the impact of their daily tasks. With its extensive data capabilities, it supports a more sustainable workplace” says Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies.

Bioservo has previously signed collaboration agreements with General Motors, Airbus, Eiffage Infrastructures, JM and General Electric. Plans to expand the product portfolio to the arm exist already since fall 2017.

Ironhand® is Bioservo’ s first product targeting professional users aiming to prevent strain injuries. Bioservo’ s product portfolio also includes Carbonhand®, launched in 2017 and currently available in 11 countries. Carbonhand® is a strength enhancing glove for people with an impaired hand function and succeeds Bioservo’ s successful SEM Glove™, which has been on the market since 2013.

Bioservo Technologies in short 

Bioservo Technologies (publ) is a technology and development company that combines medical science with modern robotics. The company has a leading global position within soft exoskeleton technology, wearable non-invasive products, for people in need of extra power to support the body's endurance and performance, or for people with reduced muscular strength.

After many years of research and development, Bioservo Technologies now focus on the commercialization of its products and patented technologies. The developed gloves are well suited for both rehabilitation within health and medical care and preventively for professionals in the industry. The company has signed strategic cooperation agreements with car manufacturer General Motors/NASA, General Electric, Eiffage Infrastructures, JM and aircraft manufacturer Airbus among others.

Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 through a collaboration between researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology and doctors at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish public company with headquarters and operations in Kista, north of Stockholm.

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