Comau reported the MATE is the first exoskeleton to receive the Ergonomic Assessment Work-Sheet certification from Italy’s Ergo Foundation. The gear was certified for reducing the risk of biomechanical overload on the upper limbs.

The certification proves MATE reduces the physical stress of, and improves the comfort of, users, Comau reported. It reduces the risk of developing musculoskeletal pathologies over time.

MATE, a passive mechanical exoskeleton was co-developed by IUVO and ÖSSUR.