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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 // 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]

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]

19 Military Exoskeletons into 5 Categories

July 5, 2016 // 10 Comments

Wearable robotics for the military is the most dynamic subset of the exoskeleton industry.  Military exoskeletons are being tested by the U.S., China, Canada, South Korea, Great Britain, Russia and Australia, and these are just the projects that the public is aware of.  Many other military exoskeleton projects remain secret.  There is still [more]

Dr. Dylan Edwards, Objective Discussion Of The Ekso GT and Adoption Challenges

June 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

This June, Ekso Bionics hosted Dr. Dylan Edwards who led an objective presentation and discussion on his experience with the Ekso GT for gait rehabilitation and the obstacles to its wider adoption.  Dr. Dylan Edwards is the Director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory at Burke Rehabilitation & Research [more]

42 Medical Exoskeletons into 6 Categories

June 9, 2016 // 6 Comments

Wearable robotics designed to be used as a rehabilitation or augmentation medical devices is the second oldest field of exoskeleton development.  The first working medical exoskeleton was created in 1972 by the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (modern day Serbia).  Although several labs demonstrated early success with [more]

New Hyundai Wearable Robot

May 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

It’s a Gundam!  No, wait.  It is the new wearable robot by the Hyundai Motor Group.  Hyundai revealed its newest exoskeleton prototype on a company blog post in May 2016.  This is not the first wearable robot by Hyundai.  Last year they presented a walking assist device for the full spectrum of movement.  The 2015 powered orthotic was [more]

22 Exoskeletons For Work and Industry Into 6 Categories

April 20, 2016 // 7 Comments

Wearable robotics designed to be used in an industrial setting is the fastest growing field of exoskeleton research.  Exoskeletons for work and industry can be used at construction sites, dry-docks, factories, warehouses and even surgical rooms.  In the most recent presentation by the Wearable Robotics Association, Dr. Joseph Hitt described [more]

Laevo Presentation and Demo at WearRAcon16

February 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

At WearRAcon16 I had the opportunity to personally try out the Laevo, a new European back support exoskeleton for workers in all types of industries.  The name Laevo comes from the Latin word ‘Levo’ which means enlighten, floating and reducing.  After donning the device I think that the name suits it well. This exoskeleton is enlightened by [more]

Wearable Robotics Association Linking The Global Community

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dr. Joseph Hitt, Executive Director of the Wearable Robotics Association presented at the 2nd Annual Technology and Development Day hosted by Ekso Bionics.   You might be familiar with the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) from the first ever Wearable Robotics Convention that they are organizing in February 2016.  WearRA doesn’t just [more]

ExR Investigates: Bionik Laboratories

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The leadership at Bionik Laboratories have been working hard to make their company a leader in medical exoskeleton technology.  Peter Bloch, Chief Executive Officer delivered a strong pitch at the January 2016 Biotech Showcase™ that shed more light on the business. Bionik Laboratories Overview: Name: Bionik Laboratories Corp. Address: 483 [more]

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Enters The Field Of Powered Exoskeletons

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Japan Atomic Power Company have developed a prototype powered exoskeleton for nuclear disasters.  Mitsubishi labels this wearable robot as a Power Assist Suit or PAS.  It was recently exhibited at the Japanese International Robotic Exhibition (IREX 2015) in Tokyo, Japan.  This is the first entry of both [more]

Daiya Industry Pneumatic Power Assist Glove

December 10, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Japanese Daiya Industry has released for rent a pneumatic Power Assist Glove.  This is the first time a company is providing an inflatable soft exoskeleton as a commercial product.  This soft exoskeleton device can be rented for 170,000 Japanese Yen ($137) per month.  The Power Assist Glove is available for rent from Daiya Industry only in [more]
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