WE FOCUS ON LEADING THE ERGONOMICS REVOLUTION, INCREASING HUMAN CAPABILITIES.
Cyber Human Systems is the only Spanish company where exoskeletons are designed and developed for the industry. Being a spin-off of Gogoa Mobility Robots, we are pioneers in the field of robotics and biomedical engineering. During the last years, we have been involved in the development of advanced technology to create industrial exoskeletons that assist in all types of functions and sectors. Low-weight assistive equipment helps workers increase their human capabilities, reduce sick leave, and prevent musculoskeletal malformations.
The capabilities acquired have led us to work in the military sector with the development of the future combat exoskeleton of the EU within the framework of the ACHILE project (European Defense Fund). And also in the development of GUDEX, a combat exoskeleton for the 2035 force of the Ministry of Defense of Spain.
Step by step, we focus on leading the ergonomics revolution.
The headquarters of Cyber Human Systems are currently located in the Basque Country, an international benchmark in industry.
At the end of 2018, several companies such as SEAT, Mercedes-Benz and Airbus had located Gogoa Mobility Robots (Grupo Gogoa) as a manufacturer of exoskeletons and contacted us to see if we manufactured industrial exoskeletons. Although our answer was no, since at that time we were only specialized in the development of medical exoskeletons, they invited us to visit their facilities and they presented us with their challenges to reduce the number of sick leave in certain jobs._cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Most of the casualties and musculoskeletal problems of the workers came from work with hands above the head (shoulder injuries) and moving loads (lumbar injuries).
As we like challenges and innovation and commitment to improve people's lives through technology enter into our values, we accept the challenge.
We are an engineering company with great product development capacity in record time and, in just a few months, we had developed two products (Exowaist and Exoshoulder) to respond to the problems identified. That is where Cyber Human Systems was born, a new brand of Gogoa Mobility Robots (Gogoa Group) focused on the design and development of industrial exoskeletons.
After the sale of many pieces of equipment in different sectors, we learned about the needs of each sector: from the harvesting of zucchini or tomatoes to foundry, forging, logistics, or handling patients in residences or hospitals.
There we realized that the main problem with active exoskeletons and exoskeletons that incorporate rigid structures is that they limit movement. They are very effective for the development of specific tasks, but not for continuous use throughout the workday. They hinder interactions with the environment (they take up too much space) and are heavy (3 to 5 kg).
For this reason, we are working on the development of a new exoskeleton concept, trying to reproduce the muscles affected by the workloads that lead to the most common injuries. We develop a set of artificial muscles based on variable deformation elastomers or smart textiles. That's where Exosoft was born.
This new concept, launched on the market in September 2021, integrates with the person and provides support and complementary strength for the development of their daily activities. A complete revolution in the market. It weighs only 800 grams and its price is 1/4 of that of exoskeletons with spring actuators or pneumatic cylinders.
Finally, we have developed a network of local suppliers that allows us to have great production flexibility and adapt to the needs of demand.
HISTORY AND EVOLUTION
DESIGNING THE FUTURE
The Krebs Cycle of Creativity by Neri Oxman
Ms. Oxman explains that we tend to think of Art as for expression, Science for exploration, Engineering for invention, and Design for communication. In the Krebs Cycle of Creativity, he asks us to think that Science turns information into knowledge; Engineering converts knowledge into utility; Design converts utility into cultural behavior and context; and Art takes that context and questions our perception of the world.
The culminating moment is where Art meets Science, and changes in our perceptions affect the way data is captured.
At Cyber Human Systems, we use this creative vision together with the Design Thinking methodology in every step we take. We seek a balance between the theory of science and the real connection of the human being with the environment that surrounds him.
Our philosophy is that of well-being. We believe in improving the quality of life and in a better future where retiring without pain, without bone wear, without hernias, without pinched nerves, or chronic low back pain is possible.
Regarding our vision of the economy, thanks to the reduction in sick leave and the increase in productivity, we promote a holistic economy based on the well-being of each worker.
At Cyber Human Systems we dedicate a large part of our time to connecting with workers.
Above all, we believe our job is to listen and understand user experiences.
With this approach, we have identified a common thread of problems in all products in the industry: they are not robust, they are not functional enough, they are too complex, they are too expensive and they take too much time to maintain.
We strive to provide solutions to these problems using innovative technology coupled with excellent customer service.
The Basque design values of simplicity, minimalism and functionality underpin our creative vision.
We focus on the simplicity of the products, innovation and functionality.
Good design is understated.
Good design is the least possible design.