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Four Videos of Four Passive Exoskeletons

April 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

Passive exoskeletons have become a bit of a hot topic over the last few weeks.  Here are four videos of four different exoskeletons that have already made, or surely will make the headlines. Unpowered Exoskeleton For Reducing Energy of Human Walking, April 2015 Devices claiming to make the natural human walking-cycle more efficient have been [more]

Op-Ed, Ekso Bionics Reveals New Exoskeleton For Industrial Use Similar To FORTIS

March 30, 2015 // 3 Comments

In March 20th, 2015 the co-founder of Ekso Bionics, CEO Nathan Harding and CTO Russ Angold appeared on FOX Business to showcase the company’s new exoskeleton for industrial use.  In the video clip provided by FOX Business, the two co-founders also discuss the decision by the FDA to list exoskeletons as  Class II devices and comment on the [more]

SCI-FIT, Rise of the Private Rehabilitation Centers?

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

When it comes to discussing exoskeletons for rehabilitation there are usually two possibilities: hospital or home use.  Patients can be brought to a hospital, equipped with exoskeleton rehabilitation devices and staffed with trained medical professionals.  In the second option, patients may purchase an exoskeleton device for home use.   The [more]

Ottobock’s C-Brace Goes on Sale in Britain

February 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

The German prosthetics company Ottobock made it into the headlines last week with its release of the powered C-Brace for the British market.  Ottobock was founded in 1919 as a response to the large number disabled soldiers following WWI.  Since then, the company has stayed true to its vision and has grown into a giant conglomerate with over 7000 [more]

Sarcos LC Acquires Raytheon Sarcos Unit of Raytheon

February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarcos LC, led by Dr. Fraser Smith and Ben Wolff have acquired Raytheon Sarcos from Raytheon.  Sarcos Raytheon (2007-2015) was the creative powerhouse behind the XOS 2 exoskeleton which made a huge media splash in 2010.  While extremely ambitious, the suit proved to be quite heavy and inefficient.  Hopefully, with the transfer of knowledge and [more]
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