Samsung Electronics introduced GEMS, an assistive personal care robot worn on people’s buttocks at the CES 2020 event. This product will lead to a more efficient and balanced gait pattern in humans.
Samsung announced that, in addition to ISO 13482, GEMS Hip has also received certification for Safety-related parts of Machine safety – Control systems ISO 13849. The Korean company achieved the title of being the first company to achieve the international ISO 13849 certification.
ISO 13482, established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is a globally recognized standard for ensuring safety in the use of mobile service robots, physical assistant robots, and person mover robots.
According to Samsung, GEMS Hip can reduce the cost of metabolic walking by 24 percent when appropriate torque is applied to both hip joints according to the user’s movement. It also speeds up its speed by 14 percent.
The personal care robot GEMS, which has ISO 13849 certification, has been tested and proved that its product does not harm people’s hips.
Commenting on the success, Sungchul Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung Research and President of the Robot Center, said, “Achieving this international safety certification is an important milestone for us. The certification will enable us to bring robots closer to our daily life and improve their accessibility and usefulness. We will use this momentum to further our commitment to robotics research. “