Samsung GEMS Hip receives top safety certification

Samsung Electronics has obtained the ISO 13482 (Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for personal care robots) certification for its assistive personal care robot GEMS (Gait Enhancing and Motivating System) Hip.

ISO 13482 is a globally recognised standard to ensure safety in the use of mobile servant robots, physical assistant robots, and person carrier robots.

By applying appropriate torque to both hip joints according to the wearer’s motion, GEMS Hip can reduce 24 percent of the metabolic cost of walking while accelerating the speed by 14 percent. This support will eventually lead to more energy-efficient and stable gait pattern.

On top of ISO 13482, the Korea giant has also received the ISO 13849 (Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems) certification for GEMS Hip’s safety feature that limits the maximum torque of the system motor.

“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 utilise this momentum to further drive our commitment in robotics research.”,” stated Sungchul Kang, Senior Vice President and Head of Robot Center at Samsung Research.