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Japan’s Elderly Workforce Gets Exoskeletons

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Japan’s Elderly Workforce Gets Exoskeletons

Japan is running out of young able-bodied workers, forcing its elderly workforce to pick up the slack. Last year, only 1 million babies were born in the entire country, which has experts estimating a total drop in population of 20 million by 2040. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport is feeling the effects of this workforce recession and has opted for a more unique solution to the problem. Partnering with Cyberdyne Robotics, the airport has supplied its aging staff with exoskeletons to help lift luggage.

[Image Source: Business Insider]

The new exoskeleton is only a partial body model and aids mainly in the lower back and leg region.

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