ZeroG Moves From Horror Flick to the Latest in Assistive Technology

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Todd Meier

It wasn’t developed for telescope stabilization in the world’s largest observatories. Nor was it created by Chrysler to help speed automobile production. Or engineered by NASA to compensate for a weaker Martian gravity. The truth is, the zeroG device was invented for movies such as Stanley Kubrick’sThe Shining” to allow operators to maneuver heavy cameras smoothly and eliminate expensive, time-consuming camera setups. And now it’s become the latest advancement in assistive technology.

Having trouble holding a drill? Tired of the repetition associated with sanding? Looking for a more effective way to rivet? No worries. ZeroG is a patented mechanical arm technology that enables workers to maneuver tools, parts and other payloads as if weightless, with unmatched freedom of motion. You can find zeroG in our Workplace Possibilities Center, where we’re re-imagining the industrial workplace and making it look almost effortless.

Assistive technology can significantly reduce the risk of injuries due to overexertion and repetitive stress.

Intuitive to control and simple to learn, zeroG technology dramatically increases workers’ productivity, all with greater precision and accuracy.1 With seamless integration into the manufacturing environment and less than 30 minutes of operator training required, it’s no wonder many of the top manufacturing companies in the world have implemented zeroG as a best practice.

The technology behind zeroG was invented by cameraman Garrett Brown in 1976.2 Who could have foreseen that the descendant of a device developed for some of history’s scariest films would eventually be embraced as the most user-friendly technology in the industrial workplace? I guess it’s all in how you re-imagine things.


1 Equipois Inc.

2 World News – Garrett Brown


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