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Exoskeleton Industry Google Trends

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Google trends grant us a window into what terms people are using to look for exoskeleton and related information.  We can also see how popular those terms have been over time compared to their peak popularity, and how popular they are compared to each other. Google Trends is made by Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a [more]

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]

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]

Connecting customers to product: lift and carry exoskeletons

June 28, 2016 // 2 Comments

Lift and carry is one of the most common causes for back injury.  This is an area where exoskeletons for work and industry can have a meaningful impact.  This is not a new idea and for years exoskeleton researchers and developers have been trying to make a wearable that can decrease the risk of back pain and injury.  What is new is the approach [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 1: Report

February 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

February 10th 2016, was Day 1 of the first conference dedicated entirely to wearable robotics and exoskeletons, WearRAcon16.  The event is currently being held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix Arizona.  Many of the guest speakers that are presenting are no strangers to the Exoskeleton Report (ExR).  Here is a quick recap of [more]

HAL for Medical Use Exoskeleton To Be Sold As Medical Device In Japan

December 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The HAL lower limb rehabilitation exoskeleton for medical use (HAL® for Medical Use) has been approved to be manufactured and sold as a Medical Device by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.  This is a great success for the Japanese company CYBERDYNE which is one of the oldest commercial entities to specialize exclusively with [more]

Panasonic, ActiveLink – Company Profile

October 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

Panasonic – ActiveLink Traded: TYO: 6752 Founded: 2003 (ActiveLink) Headquarters: Nara, Japan Size: 16 employees (2015) Connect: Website: http://activelink.co.jp/en (Note: The Japanese version of the website appears to be updated more frequently.) Overview: ActiveLink made its first big splash in the media with the bombastic Dual-Arm [more]

Commercial Exoskeletons From the Eyes of Physiotherapist

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

How are exoskeletons perceived from the point of view of a professional physiotherapist?  What information is available to them and what do they look for in a powered exoskeleton?  We often write about what new ideas and inspirations xxsearchers and entrepreneurs have in the wearable robotics field.  We also try to monitor the public’s [more]

Samsung Submits Wearable Robot US Patent Application

May 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application by Korean electronics giant, Samsung Electronics in May 2015.  The patent application titled: Wearable Robot And Method For Controlling the Same, comes with 12 figures and was originally submitted on the 3rd of September 2014.  The primary inventor is Chang Hyun ROH who [more]