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Cybersuits give Bic Camera warehouse workers a lift

Electronics retailer looks to ease labor crunch with elderly workers

The Cray X power suit grants wearers up to 25 kg of lifting support.

TOKYO -- Japanese electronics retailer Bic Camera will make robotic power suits standard for logistics center workers as part of efforts to draw elderly hires and address a labor shortage.

The Cray X suit, developed by startup German Bionic, will be made available at a pair of warehouses in Chiba and Saitama prefectures. Bic Camera has been employing the suits on a trial basis since Tuesday, and they will be shared among most of the 700 workers as soon as mid-January.

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