The Road To Exosuit Success

Deploying exoskeletons in your workplace can seem like a daunting challenge. The good news is that the team at HeroWear has already helped hundreds of customers successfully deploy exoskeletons to thousands of workers.

The guide below is a high-level overview of the process we use to help our customers ensure the successful deployment of exoskeletons. Our team will work with your organization every step of the way.

10-steps to Successful Exosuit Deployment

Phase A: Pre-Planning

Success starts before you begin. Proper planning and goal setting will ensure success and support throughout your organization.

Step 1: Identifying Needs and Setting Goals

Who: Safety and Operations Leadership

  • Identify potential needs and establish goals.

Step 2: Scoping Deployment

Who: Safety, Operations, and Financial Leadership

  • Scope deployment and confirm available funding.

Phase B: Deployment

Deployment means more than putting suits on workers. Change management at scale includes education, expectation setting, and ensuring alignment of everyone from leadership to front-line workers.

Step 3: HeroWear Introduction

Who: Leadership for the facility and groups involved in the deployment

  • Align leadership on goals and initial timeline for deployment

Step 4: Key Stakeholders Planning Call

Who: All key stakeholders and support staff who will support the deployment

  • Confirm all planned users, groups, and locations and propose an initial timeline.

Step 5: Key Stakeholders Final Call

Who: All key stakeholders and support staff who will support the deployment

  • Establish the detailed timeline and requirements for training users and deploying exosuits.

Step 6: Launch

Who: Exosuit users and support staff

  • Train support staff and exosuit users on all fitting, use, storage, and cleaning of exosuits.

Step 7: Execution of Deployment

Who: Exosuit users, support staff, and key stakeholders

  • Daily and weekly checks with support staff and users to identify and address any issues that arise.​

Step 8: Post Deployment

Who: Key stakeholders and leadership

  • Provide feedback and record results of deployment against established goals to leadership teams.​​

Phase C: Sustainment

Your exosuit project doesn’t end when the last training session is done. Ensuring sustained support is key to operationalizing exosuits and making them a “new normal” in your organization.

Step 9: Consider Expansion

Who: Safety and Operations Leadership

  • Evaluate success vs established goals and identify opportunities for expansion.

Step 10: Ongoing Sustainment

Who: Support staff and key stakeholders

  • Continue inspection and consumables replacement based on established guides, and reassign exosuits as needed based on employee turnover or job rotation.
  • Ensure support staff is also trained and supported as they turnover.

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