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Exoskeleton Industry Google Trends

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Google trends grant us a window into what terms people are using to look for exoskeleton and related information.  We can also see how popular those terms have been over time compared to their peak popularity, and how popular they are compared to each other. Google Trends is made by Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a [more]

WearRAcon17 Day Three Report

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The WearRAcon17 finished strong with presentations by wearable robotics experts and rising stars of the exoskeleton industry.  Some of the WearRAcon17 day three featured speakers included: Dr. Conor Walsh, Harvard University Dr. David Reinkensmeyer, University of California Irvine Dr. Tim Swift, Roam Robotics Jie Gu, Fourier Intelligence (North [more]

WearRAcon17 Day One Report

April 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

The first day of the largest wearable robotics conference for 2017 brought the CEOs and representatives of nearly every single major exoskeleton company! April 19, 2017, marked the opening day of the second Wearable Robotics Association Conference or WearRAcon17.  Organized by the Wearable Robotics Association, this year’s conference has a [more]

Physical Rehabilitation with Exoskeletons and Virtual Reality

February 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Combining robotics with virtual reality holds great promise for physical rehabilitation.  Fixed frame, or stationary exoskeletons for the upper and lower body have been used for years to get patients moving again. Introduction: Rehabilitation exoskeleton devices provide power assistance to weakened limbs.  The power assistance can be scaled back [more]

2016 Year in Review: Exoskeletons and Wearable Robotics

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

How did the wearable robotics, exoskeletons, and exosuits market perform in 2016?  Join us, as we go back in time and summarize how each segment in the exoskeleton industry fared last year. Overview of 2016: additional regulatory approvals in the medical market less than desirable adoption of medical exoskeletons an explosion in exoskeletons for [more]

Opportunity: Innovation Competition 2017

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

There is a tremendous opportunity on the horizon for all exoskeleton developers and enthusiasts.  Whether you are part of a research lab, a company or a do-it-yourself creator, the WearRAcon17 Innovation Competition is your chance to be recognized.  Oh, and did we mention that there will be a cash price of $5000 too?! Have you ever dreamed of [more]

Introduction to the Commercial Exoskeletons Catalog

December 5, 2016 // 2 Comments

Catalog of commercial wearable exoskeletons: Target Audience Criteria Help us make this complete Other catalogs Prior work Categories, keywords, and companies Target audience: General public: There are dozens of exoskeleton products that are leaving the research and development labs and becoming commercial products.  While they might not be as [more]

ArmeoSpring Pediatric

November 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

As the name suggests, the ArmeoSpring Pediatric is a smaller version of the ArmeoSpring.  Both devices are arm rehabilitation exoskeletons with a fixed frame. [more]

ArmeoSpring

November 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The ArmeoSpring is an arm fixed frame rehabilitation exoskeleton.  It is suited for early movement rehabilitation for patients with limited arm mobility. [more]

ArmeoPower

November 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The ArmeoPower is the first commercially available exoskeleton for combined arm and hand rehabilitation.  It is made by Hocoma, which is famous for its gait rehabilitation fixed frame exoskeleton, the Lokomat. [more]

Here we go again: Ekso Bionics suffers another short attack

October 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Barely a year and a half after the last one, Ekso Bionics finds itself again under siege from a short attack.  Even though the new damaging litany is clearly labeled  “Important Disclosure: The owners of TheStreetSweeper hold a short position in EKSO and stand to profit on any future declines in the stock price.” there was still a [more]

Lokomat

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Lokomat by Hocoma is the single most popular gait rehabilitation device in 2016.  It is a fixed (or stationary) exoskeleton that is used over a treadmill.  What the Lokomat loses in being a fixed device that can't leave the room, it more than makes up for its versatility and capabilities. The Swiss company Hocoma has sales partners on every single continent.  For pricing information, you can find a local distributor near you using Hocoma's website. [more]

Partial Neurological Recovery using Brain-Machine Interface Rehabilitation

August 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

The researchers that brought us a mind-controlled exoskeleton to kick off the Soccer World Cup in 2014 are back in the news.  Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, in collaboration with many researchers, has been able to develop a recovery method that has returned partial motor control and perception to eight patients with complete spinal cord injury after ten [more]

Will exoskeleton companies turn a profit by selling product or a service?

July 19, 2016 // 5 Comments

Will wearable robotics become more profitable by selling devices or a full-service package?  In the near future, selling exoskeleton units will become a profitable venture.  But will the profit be higher if companies focused on selling the devices instead of a complete service package that includes documentation, training, support, and service? [more]

Exoskeleton Events For July 2016

July 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Webinars, seminars and everything in between; the exoskeleton industry is picking up speed and so is the frequency of exoskeleton related events.   This July 2016 promises to be a much lighter month than the previous one but there are still at least two webinars that should not be missed: Hocoma: How can advanced technology enable safe and early [more]

When is the Exoskeleton Industry Inflection Point and Where Are The Orders?

June 21, 2016 // 3 Comments

The vast majority of exoskeleton companies are losing money leaving many investors to wonder when are we going to reach the inflection point?  The exoskeleton industry inflection point is the time when the major companies in the field start turning a profit.  Another side of the same question is the low number of exoskeleton sales.  If the [more]

42 Medical Exoskeletons into 6 Categories

June 9, 2016 // 10 Comments

Wearable robotics designed to be used as a rehabilitation or augmentation medical devices is the second oldest field of exoskeleton development.  The first working medical exoskeleton was created in 1972 by the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (modern day Serbia).  Although several labs demonstrated early success with [more]

Silicon Valley Robot Block Party and Ideas on Educating the Public

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

The ExR team had the opportunity to attend the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party held in April at the Jabil Blue Sky Center in San Jose, CA.  This is an annual event organized by Silicon Valley Robotics with the aim to introduce robotics and robotics technology to everyone who might be interested.  Admission was free, and thousands of visitors of [more]

Ekso GT Cleared by FDA For Clinical Use

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Ekso GT by Ekso Bionics has finally been cleared by the FDA for clinical use.  The company received clearance to market its exoskeleton for use in rehabilitation centers for the treatment of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke, individuals with spinal cord injuries at levels T4 to L5, and individuals with spinal cord injuries at levels [more]

Bionik Laboratories Merger Agreement With Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc. (IMT)

March 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bionik Laboratories, maker of the ARKE lower body exoskeleton has entered in a merger agreement to acquire Interactive Motion Technologies, a spin-off from MIT.  Interactive Motion Technologies (IMT) specializes in wearables and exoskeletons for neurorehabilitation.  IMT focuses mostly in upper body rehabilitation.  Their main product line [more]
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