Innophys Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Innophys"), a venture company affiliated with Tokyo University of Science, released wearable work-assisting robotic suit "MUSCLE SUIT Every" in Thailand in May as part of its efforts to promote sales of the "MUSCLE SUIT" series overseas.
Thailand is the second country in the region of ASEAN where Innophys is marketing the powered exoskeleton product following Malaysia.
The manufacturing sector accounts for approximately 30% of Thailand's GDP, the highest of all industrial sectors in the country. Since Japanese companies are proactively making forays into Thailand (*), Innophys has partnered with a local sales agent to promote sales of the "MUSCLE SUIT" series, mainly targeting manufacturers and retailers, including Japanese firms, while looking to sell the product also to the construction, farming, medical and social welfare sectors.
(*) No. of Japanese companies operating in Thailand: 5,856 / Source: JETRO survey conducted in March 2021.
Believing that there is growth potential for the product in overseas markets, Innophys anticipates that potential demand for work-assisting suits will further increase in view of growing awareness of the need to protect workers. The company is determined to increase the number of its business hubs and shipments of the product in various countries.
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- About MUSCLE SUIT Every
MUSCLE SUIT Every is a work-assisting robotic suit that lightens the load on the user's back when they perform work, such as maintaining a half-crouching position and lifting a person or a heavy item. The suit, which weighs only 3.8 kilograms, provides up to 25.5kgf of assistive force. The device can be utilized at various work sites, including manufacturing, farming, nursing care, logistics and construction, since its artificial muscle uses compressed air to provide assistive force without consuming electricity. By the end of April 2021, the number of products sold in the MUSCLE SUIT (R) series had surpassed 20,000 units, making it the fastest-selling () exoskeleton assist suit using artificial muscle in the world. () According to an Innophys survey
Source: Innophys Co., Ltd.