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An Overview of the Exoskeleton Patent Landscape

February 22, 2017 // 2 Comments

Exoskeleton inventions made their first appearance around 2000, and have since developed into a distinct and growing area of human assistive technology, with consumer, medical, industrial, and military applications. To really grasp the scope and who’s who of the exoskeleton technology space, it can be helpful to look past fiction, puff, and [more]

Why wearable exoskeleton technology?

February 21, 2017 // 5 Comments

What is so special about wearable exoskeleton technology?  I think the answer is quite simple.  Wearable exoskeleton technology has the potential to change the world for the better. Here you might be thinking, “Yeah, yeah.  We have heard that before.  You are just trying to create some hype and get some money.”  Well, allow me to convince [more]

Introducing EduExo

February 17, 2017 // 3 Comments

EduExo is an information platform on wearable robotics technology.  The organization is currently developing the first-ever robotic exoskeleton development kit.  The goal is to make exoskeleton technology more accessible.  The intent is for an affordable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kit for students, teachers, makers and [more]

Commentary on Executives Perspectives: Max Scheder-Bieschin, CFO Ekso Bionics

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

C-Suite TV with Jeffery Hayzlett has published an interview with Ekso Bionics CFO Max Scheder-Bieschin.  In the interview, Max Scheder-Bieschin focuses on the current and future medical exoskeleton offerings by Ekso Bionics.  However, his thoughts and opinions have many overarching ideas that can be applied to all medical exoskeletons as well [more]

Exoskeletons for Gaming and Virtual Reality

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

When someone talks about “gaming”, 9 out of 10 times it amounts to wasting time.  But in the case of exoskeletons, exoskeletons for gaming is that one special case where we have to pay close attention. While not the only application, most gaming exoskeletons aim to exert a reactive force on the user while they are using a virtual [more]

Overarching Themes of the Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting

February 9, 2017 // 2 Comments

This January 2017 was the Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting.  The meeting was co-hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army NSRDEC.  As planned, the event brought together over 150 participants from the industrial, military, and medical communities.  In attendance were exoskeleton developers, [more]

EmTech Asia 2016 Talk & Commentary – Homayoon Kazerooni – SuitX

February 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The MIT Technology Review has uploaded a presentation of Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni from EmTech Asia 2016 titled New Developments on Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Systems.  Dr. Kazerooni is practically a legend in the world of wearable exoskeletons.  He is a professor at UC Berkeley, California, and has been involved with SuitX (US Bionics), Berkeley [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]

Myomo and Ottobock Global Distribution Agreement

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The maker of the mobile assistive arm exoskeleton MyomoPro has entered into an exclusive global distribution agreement with Ottobock.  Ottobock is a giant in the world of prosthetics and orthotics with over 90 years of experience in the business.  According to its corporate website, Ottobock’s four divisions: Prosthetics, Orthotics, [more]

Pushing the Wyss Soft Exosuit to its Limits

January 25, 2017 // 2 Comments

Harvard’s soft exosuit team has recorded a new metabolic cost reduction record of 23% when using their soft ankle exoskeleton.  This is a new record that probes the Wyss Institute’s soft exosuit limits.  The full study will be published as the cover article of Science Robotics (robotics.sciencemag.org). A test group of seven [more]

PPMD awards $600,000 for Duchenne research study, Ekso Bionics will gain orders.

January 23, 2017 // 2 Comments

The nonprofit organization, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy has awarded a $600,000 grant to the New Jersey Insititute of Technology and Talem Technologies.  The grant is focused on a two-year study on prolonging independence for children and adults suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  The full article can be found on EurekAlert!  PPMD [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]

How fake news impacts the exoskeleton industry.

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

In the wake of 2016, it seems fake news are now part of everyday life and they are here to stay.  Fake news could be anything from articles written on purpose with incorrect or misleading information, or an erroneous article that is re-published by a credible source.  While one normally associates fake news with politics, they are also finding [more]

Exoskeleton Report News January 1st to 15th, 2017

January 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

This is the first batch of news pertaining to the world of wearable exoskeleton technology for 2017.  Main topics: -Superflex has released images of their new suit, the Aura.  But where is the company going with this? -CES 2017: Atlas by Japet, Hyundai H-MEX medical, H-WEX back support -Lego Laevo being tested by StudioX -Shield carrying vest [more]

Upcoming event: Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting

December 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

NIST and the U.S. Army NSRDEC are holding a two-day meeting with experts from the industrial, military, and medical communities to discuss exoskeleton standards with the main goal being to advance the exoskeleton industry. Organizers: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development [more]

Myomo becoming an innovation leader in technology and business!

December 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

Myomo, maker of the MyoPro arm assistive exoskeleton has announced a proposed IPO through new crowdfunding rules called Reg A+ and plan to list on the New York Stock Exchange.  Myomo, Inc., is a Cambridge, MA medical robotics company specializing in myoelectric orthoses for people with neurological disorders that affect the upper extremity. [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]

Modern Healthcare: Why can’t devicemakers and insurers get along?

December 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Adam Rubenfire has written a very persuasive and informative article on the challenges of modern medical technology, such as exoskeleton technology, to be covered by insurance companies in the U.S.  The article was published on Modern Healthcare, November 26th, 2016 and can be found on their website.  The same article is also posted on their [more]

WearRAcon17 Preview

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Save the date, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 (WearRAcon17) will take place April 19th-21st, 2017.  The conference will once again be held in Phoenix, Arizona, but this time the venue is changed to the Hyatt Regency.  If WearRAcon16 is to be any indication, WearRAcon17 will be a must go to event for everyone in the exoskeleton [more]

Inspirational: Meet the first pilot to win a gold in the Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Meet Andre van Rüschen, the ReWalk exoskeleton pilot who won first place at the inaugural Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race.  The video, published by Engadget gives us a rare glimpse into the life of this competitor and a close up look at his ReWalk unit. Highlights: While this video is obviously quite inspirational, it also highlights a point the [more]
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