Europe is recording a double-digit increase in consumption of exoskeletons
Exoskeleton spending in Europe will reach $ 283 million by the end of 2021 and will grow at a solid double-digit rate by the end of 2025, according to the latest IDC study.
Otherwise, the exoskeleton is an external device that supports, covers and protects the user, while giving him a higher level of strength and endurance. In short, it’s like armor that improves the capabilities of its user and is quite reminiscent of SF movies.
And the growth that is being witnessed is supported by the transformation of the workforce, the increase in the number of employees and people, and the need for the experience of patients in the hospital.
Although adoption is hampered by production costs, high prices often exceeding $ 100,000, certification requirements, and human-machine coordination needs, exoskeletons have the power to improve workplace performance, improve employee opportunities by raising their skills, and improve the quality and experience of human lives. entirely.
According to IDC’s “Emerging Techs Survey 2021.”, 33 percent of European manufacturing and resource companies will set up exoskeletons over the next 24 months to provide help and support where needed. Also, companies adopting exoskeletons have already experienced great benefits in the workplace, being able to achieve faster production processes and reduce the number of incidents in the workplace.
Because exoskeletons cost thousands of dollars, they are not democratized technology and solutions, and supplier strategies remain polarized toward specific sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, and the military. leaders in “human augmentation” and for customers who want to increase agility and achieve relevant key performance indicators and a strong return on investment, “the IDC concluded.