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CYBERDYNE’s HAL Medical Comes to the U.S.

August 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

After many years, the HAL – Lower Limb Exoskeleton for Medical Use by CYBERDYNE Inc. has finally arrived in the U.S.  HAL stands for Hybrid Assistive Limb and is one of the most respected exoskeletons in the world. In June, the company published a press release that it has applied with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [more]

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]

Exoskeleton Awards Highlights Q2 2017

May 26, 2017 // 3 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 // 4 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 // 4 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]

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]

Commercial Exoskeletons

August 4, 2016 // 1 Comment

Civilian and commercial exoskeletons comprise the smallest subfield of the exoskeleton industry, but they also hold the greatest commercial promise.  The main potential for commercial exoskeletons is their possibility to be accepted as motorized transportation device that requires minimum infrastructure.  Cars and motorcycles need paved roads to [more]
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