Samsung has announced that its walking aid robot GEMS (Gait Enhancing and Motivating System) Hip is the first device in South Korea to receive the ISO 13482 certification. It is an international certification that was established in 2014 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to ensure safety in robots and robotic devices.
The GEMS Hip walking aid robot receiving the ISO 13482 certification formally recognizes Samsung’s design, product quality, and safety. The device applies appropriate torque to both the hip joints of a wearer in accordance to their motion. It reduces the 24% of the metabolic cost of walking and accelerates the speed by 14%. This support leads to a more energy-efficient and stable gait pattern.
Sungchul Kang, Senior Vice President and Head of Robot Center at Samsung Research, said, “The acquisition of this international certification of safety is an important milestone for us. The certification will allow us to bring robots closer to our daily lives and enhance their accessibility and utility. We will utilize this momentum to further drive our commitment in robotics research.”
The GEMS Hip robot has also received the ISO 13849 certification because it limits the system motor’s maximum torque. This standard shows the safety of the machinery, making it safer for the users. The walking aid robot was first showcased by Samsung during the CES 2020 expo earlier this year in Las Vegas.