For a healthy back, it is important to maintain physical and professional activity. However, the handling of loads, excessive or prolonged bending or turning movements can lead to the development and aggravation of low back pain.
Impact of the exoskeleton
What are the consequences of carrying heavy loads, repetitive movements and awkward postures on the back?
What is the effect of the exoskeleton?
The exoskeleton delays fatigue and relieves back pain. Used in prevention, the exoskeleton brings a physical relief acting in prevention of the risks of MSD and work accidents related to the professional activity.
Does the exoskeleton help carry the load?
The exoskeleton does not lighten the perceived weight of the load being carried but limits the impact of load handling, repetitive movements and awkward postures on the lumbar vertebrae. The objective is to avoid the appearance or aggravation of lumbar lesions.
Has the efficacy of the exoskeleton been scientifically proven ?
Certified CE medical, the exoskeleton has been the subject of several clinical studies. In addition, it was developed in collaboration with health professionals.
How does the exoskeleton work?
The Japet exoskeleton is worn like a lumbar belt and is composed of 4 micromotors that will reduce the pressure on the spine. The movement sensors guarantee the mobility.
How much does the exoskeleton weigh?
The exoskeleton weighs less than 2 kg, 4.4 lbs.
What is the battery duration?
The battery has an autonomy of about 7 hours in continuous use. Each exoskeleton comes with 2 batteries.
Where is the exoskeleton made?
The Japet exoskeleton was developed and is manufactured in Lille, France.
How to clean the exoskeleton?
The exoskeleton is designed in a breathable technical textile. We also provide a disinfecting spray with the product.
Is the exoskeleton adapted to all body types?
The two sizes of the exoskeleton combined with the possibility to use extension cords allow to cover 98% of the population.
How to ensure that the exoskeleton does not pose a risk to the user?
The exoskeleton was designed according to medical standards to ensure product quality and risk control.
Are there any contraindications to the use of the exoskeleton?
The use of the exoskeleton is not recommended in case of:
- Partial or total paralysis of the legs
- Implanted neurostimulation pain treatment
- Serious heart, circulatory or respiratory disease or problems
- Bone fragility (tumor or infection of the vertebrae, severe osteoporosis < -2.5 ds)
- Surgeries (arthrodesis, herniated disc operated < 3 months)
- Fractures (vertebrae < 6 months, ribs < 3 months)
- Skin lesions, bruises and trunk stretch injuries
- Pregnancy < 4 months
Is the exoskeleton suitable for ATEX environments?
The exoskeleton is currently not suitable for an ATEX environment.
Is there a need for maintenance?
The exoskeleton does not require maintenance.
Is this exoskeleton suitable for my workstation?
Our product experts are available to advise you. You can also carry out a free online diagnosis to validate the suitability of the product for the targeted workstation.
How long do I have to wear the exoskeleton?
used during the most demanding tasks for the back, so the duration of use depends on the type of activity.
In order to determine the ranges of use of the exoskeleton, we accompany you in the identification of the tasks with risks or strong lumbar constraints to ensure an optimal use and the adhesion to the product.
Can I wear the exoskeleton all day?
Since muscle activity is preserved, there are no contraindications to wear the exoskeleton all day. However, we accompany you in identifying high-risk or lumbar constraint tasks to provide personalised recommendations for use. Optimal and customised use maximises adherence to the product.
Is there a risk of muscle loss?
Against low back pain, the right treatment is movement. Our exoskeleton allows a total mobility of the user in order to prevent muscle loss. Moreover, our studies have proven a maintenance of muscle activity when using the exoskeleton.
How long does it take to put on and take off the exoskeleton?
The use of the product is very simple, it takes less than a minute to put on and less than 30 seconds to take off.
Integration of the exoskeleton
How long does it take to adapt to the use of exoskeletons?
After a 1 hour training, users can use the exoskeleton autonomously.
Regarding the integration of the equipment in the user’s daily routine, INRS standards indicate a period of 30 days for a complete integration.
How to ensure the acceptability of exoskeletons?
To ensure the acceptability of the exoskeleton, it is necessary to set up a collaborative approach and to follow an integration protocol.
How to ensure that the exoskeleton is used?
To ensure that the exoskeleton is used, it is necessary to follow a gradual integration process by identifying the first users and ensuring that the exoskeleton corresponds to a real need.
How do you analyze the effectiveness of an exoskeleton?
To analyze the effectiveness of the exoskeleton, it is necessary to set up a monitoring logbook that collects information on the acceptability and impact of the exoskeleton and allows the manufacturer to provide indicators of effectiveness.