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World’s First Performance Standard for Hip Type Wearable Robots: JIS 8456-1

November 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) has published JIS B 8456-1 designed to prescribe safety performance and labeling criteria for lumbar support wearable robots.  This is the first such standard published in the world! CYBERDYNE spearheaded the efforts as a project leader.  The main focus of JIS B 8456-1 is on hip exoskeletons for work and [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]

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]

Soft Exoskeletons and Exosuits

August 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

A new type of a wearable robot is becoming more popular: soft exoskeletons or exosuits!  Soft exoskeletons address one of the main problems of exoskeletons: an exoskeleton is a hard, rigid structure that has to be worn over a soft, flexible body.  Soft exoskeletons and exosuits do away with ALL of the hard, rigid frames that make up a classical [more]