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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]

Electromyography for Exoskeletons and Earlier Back Support Wearables

August 9, 2016 // 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered how electromyography (EMG) could be used to control or test exoskeleton devices?  Or have you ever mused about the origins of passive back support exoskeletons?  If you said “yes” to either question, then Michael Wehner has the research paper for you:  Man to Machine, Applications in Electromyography, 2012. [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]

StrongArm Technologies V22 and FLx Now Sold on 3M’s Website

May 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

One large step for ErgoSkeletons™, one even larger step for all exoskeletons.  The V22 and FLx by StrongArm® Technologies have gone on sale on 3M’s website.  This is the first time an exoskeleton has gone on sale on a major North American website.  3M is a titanic distributor and manufacturer with over 55,000 products, predominantly in the [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]

WearRAcon16 Day 2 Report

February 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first Wearable Robotics Association Convention, WearRAcon16 is in full swing in its second and busiest day.  Exoskeleton experts from around the world started exchanging ideas early in the morning during a breakfast sponsored by the Arizona State University (did we mention there has been fantastic food throughout the duration of the [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]

In An Aggressive Move, Ekso Bionics Acquires zeroG™ Technology

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

In an incredibly bold move, Ekso Bionics has acquired the spring-loaded zeroG™ and X-Ar™ mechanical arms from Equipois, LLC.  The zeroG™ is currently used for virtually every single prototype exoskeleton for industrial use!  This is a very bold move by Ekso Bionics that could hurt the company’s image, finances and relationship with [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]