MATE Compact Exoskeleton

Aug. 10, 2018
The exoskeleton from Comau has a breathable, postural structure to mimic the movements of workers.

MATE, the first innovative wearable exoskeleton, has been designed to improve work quality in an efficient and highly ergonomic manner by providing consistent and advanced movement assistance during repetitive as well as daily tasks.


The MATE Fit for Workers exoskeleton uses an advanced spring-based passive structure. MATE delivers lightweight, breathable, and highly effective postural support without the need for batteries, motors or other failure-prone devices. It is also compact and ergonomically designed, MATE is fully able to replicate any movement of the shoulder while adhering to the body like a “second skin”.

  • Designed in close collaboration with factory workers engaged in manual activities
  • Naturally comfortable, breathable postural structure
  • Compact structure fully follows the movements of the upper limb without resistance or misalignment
  • Passive spring-based mechanism—no risk of battery or motor failure batteries because the system does not use them
  • Reduction of shoulder muscle activity for some muscles of up to 50%
  • Users can do the same tasks with less fatigue
  • Consistent, ergonomically-assisted movement support increases the quality and precision of repetitive tasks
  • Users can improve their quality of work

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