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Interview with Fourier Intelligence at WearRAcon17 – An ExR Exclusive Report

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Exoskeleton Report team was lucky to conduct an exclusive interview with the CEO and CTO of Fourier Intelligence right after their U.S. debut at WearRAcon17.  Fourier Intelligence is the maker of the first commercial lower body exoskeleton in China.  The company’s leadership team visited Phoenix, Arizona last April for WearRAcon17 [more]

How to Make a $100 Arm Exoskeleton – ExR Highlight

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

What is the cheapest exoskeleton that you can build?  We have seen home made exoskeletons that can lift heavy weights, up to and including lifting the back of a car.  But these wearable projects are good at attracting a lot of views, and not much else.  If you speak with their builders, they are more than ready to admit that the exoskeletons [more]

Exoskeleton Awards Highlights Q2 2017

May 26, 2017 // 2 Comments

As the exoskeleton industry grows, so does its recognition.  In the first half of 2017 Ekso Bionics and suitX have both been recognized with awards for their exoskeleton development. Ekso Bionics – HealthTechZone Telehealth Award 2016 suitX – Gold Edison Award Winner Past Awards: ITRI – R&D 100 Award Wyss Institute – [more]

Exoskeleton Perception by the Public, Focus on Facebook

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is the exoskeleton perception in the real world?  In a time where perception can be more powerful than reality, it is important for all exoskeleton developers to know how the public really views their creations.  This is a complicated question that can’t be answered without thorough research, but below is a single data point. The [more]

Highlight: EduExo Kickstarter

May 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

EduExo is on track to become the first commercially available robotic exoskeleton kit for STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) education.  The EduExo Kickstarter was approved as an all-or-nothing project, meaning it will not be funded unless it reaches the project goal by June 7th, 2017.  Luckily, you now have the opportunity to [more]

Robot Systems – Is it time for crowdsourcing exoskeletons?

May 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

We live in a digital age, and that has changed how people communicate.  Two complete strangers can now have a discussion on any subject across continents and oceans alike.  But you don’t really know a person until you have worked with them on a project.  The digital age has a solution for that too in the form of open source, [more]

Wearable Robotics Association Innovation Challenge 2017

April 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Where else could you find a wearable sensor network, a variable stiffness prosthetic ankle, an inflatable powered glove, and an exoskeleton do-it-yourself kit presented back-to-back?  Only at the Wearable Robotics Association Conference Innovation Challenge 2017 at WearRAcon17.  The WearRAcon17 Innovation Challenge was designed to give smaller [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 Two Report

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The second day of the largest wearable robotics conference for 2017 continued the theme from day one of alternating technical developments with their business ramifications.  This is one of the largest improvement to the Wearable Robotics Association Conference format.  The conference is not just focused on exoskeleton technical developments, [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]

Exoskeleton Events April 2017, this is going to be an action packed month!

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Looks like April is shaping up to be a jam-packed month filled with wearable robotics and exoskeleton related events.   Coming up are the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 (WearRAcon17), and the DoD Future Warfighter Symposium. In addition, April 2017 will also feature a handful of shorter, 1 to 2-hour long meetups: a session of the [more]

Just what exactly is an exoskeleton anyways?!

March 22, 2017 // 12 Comments

Back around 2010, there were only a handful of wearable exoskeleton devices that were known to the public.  For the nonfictional, they were the HULC, HAL, XOS, ReWalk and for the fictional ones, there were the Power Loader from Aliens and Iron Man.  At the time, all fictional and nonfictional wearable robotic devices shared the same [more]

BMW Group Harnesses The Potential of Exoskeleton Technology

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

One small step for the BMW Group, one giant leap for the exoskeleton industry.  The BMW Group has decided to move ahead and add several dozen arm and shoulder support exoskeletons EksoWorks Vest by Ekso Bionics and multiple Chairless Chair by Noonee.  This is a remarkable milestone for all industrial exoskeletons.  For years, tool holding and [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]

An Overview of the Exoskeleton Patent Landscape

February 22, 2017 // 6 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 // 6 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]
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