Safety specialists, employee feedback help this car manufacturer's ergonomic workplace

Audi has been exploring assistive wearables and developed a special pair of shock-absorbing and stress-reducing gloves for its production workers. This move by the major car manufacturer shows it is committed to improving ergonomics, health and safety in its factories.

Employees in car‑door assembly at Audi install approximately 300 trim strips per shift. This kind of manual work puts the wrist and the ball of the hand in particular under increased stress. To reduce this stress, Audi has developed joint‑friendly gloves together with Spörer AG, an Ingolstadt company that specializes in orthopedic technology.

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