Hilti, Mississauga, Ont., has partnered with Ottobock SE and Co. KGaA to develop exoskeletal systems. This opens new possibilities in terms of health protection and productivity. They will launch the first joint product, the EXO-O1, in autumn 2020. It is a passive model that does not require an energy supply. The weight of the arms is transferred to the hips via the forearm supports using mechanical cable pulling technology. Over the longer-term preventive relief can help reduce work-related disorders in the shoulder area.