Lowe’s company, which sells various products designed to optimize home space through a network of its own stores, commissioned the development of an exoskeleton at Virginia Polytechnic. The team of specialists needed to prepare a simple model without unnecessary functions, able to withstand daily loads and continuous operation. Representatives of the Lowe’s research lab, who also participated in the project, admit that the result exceeded their expectations. The model has already passed the first field tests: when a person crouches or bends, tendons made of light and durable carbon fiber move with it, significantly reducing the load on the spine and absolutely not restricting movements. Lowe’s sellers and movers claim that it’s much easier to work with such a novelty. Of course, this is not the first and not the most high-tech exoskeleton known to the general public today, but no one before Lowe’s tried to introduce such technology into the retail network. It is likely to become the company’s most effective tool to increase employee motivation.