CBC Canada: Marick Masters on bionic vest

A bionic vest that reduces worker fatigue and can prevent injury is the focus of The Fix. The National host Andrew Chang visited in Michigan, where workers on the assembly line are equipped with an exoskeleton suit to reduce strain on their bodies — and he tries one on to see just how big of a boost it can give. Wayne State University Labor Professor Marick Masters comments about the use of this new technology. “One can always look at it from a 1984 perspective, or a brave new world perspective. But I look at it from a more positive point of view, that this is taking advantage of technology and trying to use it for a good purpose to make the quality of work life and to reduce injuries better. Wouldn’t we be foolhardy to not take advantage of that opportunity?”

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