The Department of Material Conservation (DMI) of the navy is responsible for the maintenance of ships, submarines and systems in the port of Den Helder. That is heavy and responsible work, in which smart specialists work on high-tech installations. Nice to do, but you are sometimes in an uncomfortable position working ‘above your control’. Fortunately, there is a solution for this.
Eric Bouwman from Bright visits in this video the people of the navy. There he discovers that employees are increasingly working with an exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is a portable tool consisting of electrically powered motors, hydraulic pumps and levers that assist the user in the work. This makes it much easier, Eric shows, to weld a new metal plate to the bottom of a ship. But how much does such an exoskeleton actually make a difference? Eric did a test with the Defense Helicopter Command.
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