The glove is designed for employees working on the production line, mainly those that are required to fit clips, plugs or fasteners during the assembly process. While a prototype for now it’s designed to be ergonomically correct, ideally to be worn the entirety of an eight-hour shift.
Following feedback from the research and development stages, engineers at Jaguar Land Rover are now developing a revised, second-generation prototype. This will include a foam pad constructed using an impact additive D30 – a polymer that becomes rigid and absorbs impacts when placed under pressure. This addition is perfect at giving employees added protection when working on the assembly line.
The program is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero Vision which aims to promote a safe, clean and healthy work environment. The companies focus is on achieving a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion.