Developing an ergoskeleton to minimize lifting injuries with SOLIDWORKS solutions

Strong Arm Technologies, Inc

Sean Petterson and Justin Hillery grew up with fathers whose bodies endured enormous physical strain at their blue-collar jobs, resulting in negative physical consequences from their work in the latter part of their lives. As students at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the pair became motivated by their fathers’ experiences to collaborate on Petterson’s idea for designing an ergoskeleton that makes lifting easier, with the goal of minimizing lifting injuries and improving the lives of everyday workers.

“SOLIDWORKS software has enabled us to communicate effectively, whether with manufacturers, suppliers, or industrial design partners.”
Sean Petterson CEO, Strong Arm Technologies, Inc