6) Risk Reduction and Safety
FAQs about safety considerations and risk reduction when using the Apex exosuit.
We recommend that the full history of each Apex exosuit’s wear, use, care, and maintenance should be documented for laterRead Morechart,history,inspection,template,tracker,tracking
Materials Related to Prop 65 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for Loctite Threadlocker, which is used internally on the Apex clutch.Read Moredocumentation
How to check the Apex for safety and proper function Visually inspect your Apex exosuits daily. Be on the lookoutRead Morecare,maintenance,manual,training,video
If you are looking for the full HeroWear Apex exosuit User’s Manual please click here. If you are using forRead Moredocumentation,guide,manual,specifications,specs
The Quick Start Guide comes with each Apex, but you can grab a digital copy here. The Quick Start GuideRead Moredocumentation
Will the warranty cover outdoor use, including use in the rain, if the Apex is covered by rain gear?
We’d Love to Take a Look Although the Apex is not intended for outdoor use in the rain, if youRead Moreapproved uses,care,limitations,maintenance,warranty
Normal Wear and Tear Applies to Exosuits Yes. Like all clothing, tools, and personal protective equipment (PPE), normal wear andRead Morecare,limitations,limits,maintenance,warranty
Avoid Getting Gasoline, Paint, or Cement on the Exosuit The impacts of gasoline, petroleum products, oil and water paints, andRead Morecare,limitations,maintenance,warranty,water
Water Damage Could Accelerate Wear and Tear If the switch and clutch mechanisms of the current version of the ApexRead Morecare,limitations,maintenance,outdoor,warranty,water
It May Actually Improve Posture From initial testing, users tend to adopt similar lifting kinematics with or without the exosuit. If anything, the Apex may improve lifting posture because the device provides tactile feedback to the user that helps deter slouching or poor lifting mechanics. We have had several users report this.
Full Range of Motion Retained in Exosuit Users retain their full range of motion and agility. They can run, climb, jump, etc., while wearing the Apex. Furthermore, Velcro thigh sleeves and a single buckle at the sternum allow for extremely quick doffing (<10 seconds) in case of emergencies, or when CPR or defibrillation needs to […]
A Look at the Science The force on the shoulders is: Far below comfort thresholds we have measured in labRead Morecomfort,force,injury,lifting,science,shoulder
The Bands Are Strong … But Not That Strong Forces in elastic bands are relatively low, and energy stored inRead More
Low-Profile Features in Design We have minimized snag risks in the design of our exosuit by keeping it low-profile andRead Moredesign,low profile,safety,snag,webbing keepers
Soft Textiles and Improved Range of Motion No, we designed our exosuit using soft textiles that do not restrict rangeRead Moreforce,range of motion,restrict,soft textiles,stop
Less Force Applied to Each Leg The force on the thighs is: Far below comfort thresholds we have measured inRead MoreApex,comfort,force,leg,safety,tissue
Compare the Force to Sitting in a Chair The forces on the butt/backside are very small relative to the forcesRead Morebackside,butt,chair,exosuit,force,injury,safety
This is a Myth, Not a Cause for Alarm Currently, there is no scientific evidence that any exosuits have causedRead Moreactivation,atrophy,exosuit,muscle,muscle activation,musculoskeletal loading,myth