Playa Vista start-up's exoskeletal arms give workers a helping hand
They resemble the arms of the Terminator, but a new line of exoskeletal limbs are actually made to help humans become stronger and work longer.
Equipois, a Playa Vista company featured in the Los Angeles Times Business section on Wednesday, is set to begin shipping units of its latest line of limbs in July.
The new x-Ar mechanical arms were designed to help professional such as surgeons, dentists or sculptors who work with their hands longer without feeling fatigue.
Check out the video below to see the x-Ar in action.
-- Salvador Rodriguez
Photo: Eric Golden, president and chief executive of Playa Vista-based Equipois, holds a rivet squeezer, which is used in aerospace manufacturing to join together structural components. Equipois makes heavy tools used in manufacturing effectively weightless by adding a mechanical arm. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times