One of the reigning electronic goliaths, LG, is set to debut a revitalized version of their CLOi SuitBot at CES 2019. With commercial availability just on the horizon, people are excited to see the new upgrades to the SuitBot as well as the PorterBot, ServeBot, and CartBot.
In a previous version of the CLOi SuitBot, unveiled at the IFA tech expo in Berlin, users were required to strap into a full leg and waist support unit before working. However, LG has refined the design to an adjustable dual strap mechanism located on the abdomen and one-piece support structures for each leg. Both versions utilize a lower back support unit that aids users in bending and lifting.
The SuitBot can be worn for four hours for every hour on a charge. When in use, the suit will acclimate itself to the user’s needs. For instance, if the wearer bends at a 65 degree angle, the SuitBot will automatically activate and enable a 50 degree extension and a 90 degree flex of the waist. When a user returns themselves to an upright position, the system will then disengage the extensions.
The aim of the CLOi SuitBot is to take the physical strain off of wearers, making it easier to stand, walk, and work. It also has the potential to reduce injury for people constantly on their feet at work.
There is no official news released regarding when LG plans on rolling out its fleet of CLOi bots, but attendees to CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 8th – 12th can get a close look at the bots for themselves.