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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 // 6 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]

ReWalk Robotics Presenting in the San Fransisco Bay Area at AbilitiesExpo

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

ReWalk Robotics will be at AbilitiesExpo Bay Area this week, November 18th through the 20th.  You will be able to find ReWalk representatives and their Cybathlon gold medal winning exoskeleton in the middle of the convention floor of AbilitiesExpo Bay Area at the San Jose Convention center, booth 616.  ReWalk Robotics will be located directly [more]

Wearable Exoskeletons R&D News: Oct-Nov

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

These are some of the major Research and Development related news in the exoskeleton industry for the period of October through the middle of November 2o16: ITRI wins R&D 100 Award for its lower body gait rehabilitation exoskeleton 2WA-EXO Conor Walsh from the Wyss Institute won the Rolex Award for mobility-enhancing soft exosuit Teleoperation [more]

Wearable Exoskeletons Industry News: Oct-Nov

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

SuitX finally releases more information on the MAX, Brokerage and Pitching Event, a new events calendar, yet another misreported study and a robotics talk that hits close to home and InteSpring releases their own military exoskeleton.  This is a broad sample of what’s happening in the exoskeleton industry between October and November 2016. [more]

ReWalk Robotics Wins Gold at the Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Congratulations to ReWalk Robotics for taking the gold medal at the first ever Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race.  Half a dozen teams competed in the final round of the Cybathlon which was held on October 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.    The exoskeletons and their operators had to navigate a six stage obstacle course designed to mimic the challenges of [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]

Coming Soon: StrongArm Technologies Webinar by WearRA, October 27th, 2016

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

This coming Thursday, October 27th, 2016 the creators behind the V22 and FLx Ergoskeletons by StrongArm Technologies will be hosting a webinar.  The webinar, organized by the Wearable Robotics Association, will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT and will be accessible anywhere with internet connection free of charge. Who are StrongArm [more]

Making Exoskeleton Information More Accessible

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

As it stands, there isn’t much information on exoskeletons that is easy to understand.  The vast majority of news articles tend to mix science-fiction with reality.  There are thousands of articles floating on the internet that start out well, only to be derailed by some desperate attempt to compare fact with fiction.  For example, an [more]

Testing Wearable Robots

October 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

How are exoskeletons tested and evaluated numerically?  The principle engineers from Ekso Bionics, one of the oldest companies in the exoskeleton industry, set out to shed some light on this question.  Deciding on a method for testing wearable robots can have a broad impact on multiple projects and companies. Special thanks to the Wearable [more]

IHMC Powered Exoskeleton Cybathlon Full Course Practice Run

October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Florida Institute For Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) released a video of running a powered exoskeleton through an obstacle course.  This video is significant because rehabilitation and assistive exoskeletons are usually shown moving back and forth in a clean corridor.  This video is exactly the opposite.  The IHMC (Mina V2) exo runs [more]

Military Wearable Exoskeleton Research

October 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

For good or for worse, exoskeletons have the potential to become a staple of every modern military in the world.  It is public knowledge that the U.S., China, South Korea, Australia, Russia and the EU (France and Britain) have military exoskeletons in development.  But if there is such interest, why have countries been so slow to adopt the [more]

Wearable Robotics Financial News – Summer 2016

September 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

Active Bionics closes shop, Microsoft invests in Sarcos, CYBERDYNE suffers a short attack, a German court ruled exoskeletons should be covered by the insurer, and ReWalk Robotics gets sued.  These are only some of the exoskeleton financial and regulation news from August and September 2016. Active Bionics Shuts Down @activebionics demonstrating [more]

Claire Lomas Completes Great North Run Half Marathon Using ReWalk Exoskeleton

September 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Using the assistive force of her ReWalk robotic exoskeleton, Claire Lomas completed the Great North Run half marathon on foot in September 2016.  It is not every day that someone paralyzed from the waist down walks 13.1 miles to cross the finish line.  This achievement would not have been possible without an entire decade of research and [more]
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