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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]

Upcoming Event: Testing Wearable Robots

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association and Ekso Bionics are going to present a special lunch seminar titled “Testing Wearable Robots.”  This event will take place Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PST) at the Ekso Bionics HQ in Richmond, CA. Testing wearable robots is a very interesting subject.  Any exoskeleton [more]

Exoskeleton Safety

September 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

“Basically, I’m here to announce we’re building Iron Man,” President Obama told the press in 2014. Yet while bold claims are being made about future exoskeleton technologies, it’s quite amusing to think that the industry’s largest current challenge may be simply creating devices that do not fall over. There are [more]

MyoPro the Assistive Arm Exoskeleton by Myomo Featured in SolidWorks

September 13, 2016 // 2 Comments

SolidWorks 2017 is launching this month, and all of its advantages are described in terms of designing an upper body exoskeleton.  The MyoPro by Myomo is featured as the example product used to illustrate the benefits of the new release of SolidWorks 2017.  This is an amazingly clever way to advertise the MyoPro and to show millions of engineers [more]

Robots Podcast: Interview with ExoAtlet CEO Ekaterina Bereziy

September 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Robots Podcast has conducted an interview with Ekaterina Bereziy, the CEO and Co-Founder of the premier Russian exoskeleton company ExoAtlet.  ExoAtlet specializes in gait rehabilitation using powered hip-knee exoskeletons.  The company did flirt with military applications momentarily but it has begun focusing exclusively on medical [more]

Comparing Indego vs Ekso GT vs ReWalk, Researched by VAPAHCS

September 6, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care Systems (VAPAHCS) has submitted a request for an unidentified number of Ekso GT exoskeletons and a service contract for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI).  Signed September 1st, 2016, the document titled Justification and Approval For Other Than Full and Open Competition [more]

Ekso Bionics Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell

September 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

Ekso Bionics CEO Thomas Looby had the honor of ringing the August 30th NASDAQ closing bell.  Tom was joined by nearly the entire management team, as well as many other employees and exoskeleton ambassadors.  Ekso Bionics is not the first exoskeleton company to ring the NASDAQ bell.  Nearly two years ago, ReWalk Robotics rang the opening bell in [more]

Meet the teams going to the Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race

August 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Cybathlon team have released the list of participants for the Exoskeleton Race, and there are some surprises.  The first Cybathlon or Cybernetic Athlon is coming up on October 8th, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  The Cybathlon will be the first competition to feature physically challenged contestants wearing powered prosthetics and [more]

Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Rehabilitation, Cybernetic Bicycles and Exoskeletons

August 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for rehabilitation are developing fields that have started to intersect with exoskeleton development.  In electrical muscle stimulation, a small electric field is applied across muscle groups causing them to contract.  The voltage can be applied above or under the [more]

The Exoskeleton Industry in 2016

August 18, 2016 // 3 Comments

What is the shape of the ever growing exoskeleton industry in 2016 and what does the term mean in the first place?  In 2016, exoskeleton industry is growing at an unprecedented rate.  Every month one or two research groups will spinoff into a startup or a small exoskeleton company will become renowned enough to become visible internationally. [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]
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