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Wearable manpower-saving devices developed by NSYSU available on market soon

Wearable manpower-saving devices developed by NSYSU available on market soon

 

(Provided by Office of Research and Development) The Council of Agriculture has recently organized a press conference on technology transfer by NSYSU’s Bionic Technology Research Team. Associate Professor Wei-Chih Lin of the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering at NSYSU obtained the support of the Smart Agriculture Project to use the bionic technology to develop three models of wearable manpower-saving device imitating the moves of gibbons. The devices will be available on the market in the first quarter of this year. After the tests were conducted by farmers, the devices were improved: their weight does not surpass 2 kg and they can save 50-60% of muscle power. The Chief Secretary of the Council of Agriculture Mei-Ling Fan said that she hopes wearable manpower-saving devices will be incorporated into the agricultural devices’ subsidy program in the future.