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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Wearable Robotics Events For June 2016

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

The exoskeleton industry is quickly starting to pick up speed and there are more and more related events being announced all the time.  While this is fantastic, it is also starting to get hard to keep track of all of them, so here is a cheat sheet for June 2016: (updated June 17th with Ekso Bionics Webinar and WearRA Standards Committee) Ekso [more]

Upcoming Event: Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics

June 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

This June the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is hosting its first Lunch & Learn event!  The inaugural topic will be Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics.  The presentation will be lead by Dr. Michael Vai from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  It will be held June 22nd, 2016 at Harvard University, MA from 11:30 to 1:30 PM. As the wearable [more]

WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition

May 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

In addition to all of the panels and demos, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2016 also featured the WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition.  Researchers had a chance to submit a project that directly impacts wearable robotics technology.  Prior to the conference, each group entered a 1 minute video.  The members of the top 10 [more]

Upcoming Event: International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

WeRob2016, The 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics will be held this October 18 – 21st at the beautiful ‘La Granja de San Ildefonso’ in Segovia, Spain.  WeRob2016 is primarily a research and development conference.  It will feature the work of over half a dozen EU sponsored wearable robotics projects. [more]

Upcoming Event: Innorobo 2016 in May

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

The upcoming robotics exhibition Innorobo 2016 held May 24-26 in Paris, France, is going to feature multiple exoskeleton and wearable robotics companies.  Currently scheduled to attend are: RB3D, ExoAtlet, Gobio Robot, 2 Labs, Open Bionics and Kleiber Hand Bionics.  Here is a rundown on the exoskeleton presenters that you can expect to see at [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 3 Report

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The first Wearable Robotics Association Convention, WearRAcon16 wrapped up on its 3rd and final day.  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and so did the largest gathering of exoskeleton and wearable robotics researchers, engineers, evaluators and potential buyers.  WearRAcon16 Day 3 had one general session and four [more]
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