3M Announces Channel Distribution of StrongArm ErgoSkeleton Devices

3M bolsters presence in industrial ergonomic safety equipment

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M Personal Safety Division announces that StrongArm® Technologies
ErgoSkeleton™ personal performance equipment will now be available for
purchase through 3M’s distribution channels within the United States.

StrongArm’s ErgoSkeleton line includes the V22 ErgoSkeleton™ and the FLx
ErgoSkeleton™, designed to help protect industrial workers from back
injuries, referred to by StrongArm as “Industrial Athletes.” Both
products are ergonomically designed exoskeletons that, under certain
lifting scenarios, have potential to deliver a significant return on
investment through injury risk reduction.

The V22 ErgoSkeleton™ is a lift assist device, that is designed to
automatically remind users to follow the NIOSH and OSHA lifting
guidelines in every lift to promote pivoting, knee bending and better
body mechanics every day for safer, more energetic and more productive

The FLx ErgoSkeleton™ is a postural support device that is designed to
provide feedback to users and remind them to maintain proper posture and
to help ensure proper lifting techniques.

“We are redesigning the future for Industrial Athletes with our FLx and
V22 ErgoSkeletons. Helping our wearers go home in less pain and fatigue
is what inspires us to push the boundaries of human centered design,”
says Sean Petterson, CEO of StrongArm.

The founders of StrongArm created the company after seeing the grueling
effect of manual labor on their own family members. They saw that their
fathers, Industrial Athletes, were similar to sports athletes – they
were expected to perform their job with strength, agility and endurance.
Day after day, they watched their fathers come home injured and tired
after strenuous workdays, because they didn’t have the equipment they
needed. As a result, they decided to put forth the same level of design
intent and research as you would find in professional sporting equipment
and created safety equipment for Industrial Workers.

“We are impressed with the worker-focused ergonomic solutions developed
by StrongArm, especially in the area of load-redistribution
ErgoSkeletons for lifting,” added Dan Chen, Business Manager in 3M
Personal Safety Division. “The StrongArm team combines a dynamic
innovative spirit with a great industrial design ethos. We look forward
to our work together to help employers advance worker safety.”

For more information about StrongArm’s ErgoSkeleton™ personal
performance equipment products or trial inquiries, please contact 3M
Technical Service at 1-800-243-4630 or visit 3M.com/StrongArm.

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About StrongArm Technologies

Headquartered in New York City, StrongArm Technologies Inc.
develops leading safety solutions for injury prevention and peak
performance for the industrial workforce. Through
scientifically-informed and ergonomic design, StrongArm’s flagship
products, the V22 and FLx ErgoSkeleton™ personal performance equipment,
help unlock human potential with an emphasis on safety, strength and
endurance through injury prevention. The founders of StrongArm were
driven to create the company because of their personal experiences with
their fathers, who worked strenuous blue collar jobs, and faced the
negative physical consequences from their work in the latter part of
their lives. This inspired the founders to create safety performance
gear for the tens of millions of people who use their physical strength
to perform their jobs. Industrial Athlete™ and ErgoSkeleton™ are
registered trademarks of StrongArm Technologies, Inc. For more
information, visit www.strongarmtech.com
or on Twitter @StrongArmTech.

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