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Exoskeleton Awards Highlights Q2 2017

May 26, 2017 // 3 Comments

As the exoskeleton industry grows, so does its recognition.  In the first half of 2017 Ekso Bionics and suitX have both been recognized with awards for their exoskeleton development. Ekso Bionics – HealthTechZone Telehealth Award 2016 suitX – Gold Edison Award Winner Past Awards: ITRI – R&D 100 Award Wyss Institute – [more]

Pushing the Wyss Soft Exosuit to its Limits

January 25, 2017 // 2 Comments

Harvard’s soft exosuit team has recorded a new metabolic cost reduction record of 23% when using their soft ankle exoskeleton.  This is a new record that probes the Wyss Institute’s soft exosuit limits.  The full study will be published as the cover article of Science Robotics (robotics.sciencemag.org). A test group of seven [more]

Wearable Exoskeletons R&D News: Oct-Nov

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

These are some of the major Research and Development related news in the exoskeleton industry for the period of October through the middle of November 2o16: ITRI wins R&D 100 Award for its lower body gait rehabilitation exoskeleton 2WA-EXO Conor Walsh from the Wyss Institute won the Rolex Award for mobility-enhancing soft exosuit Teleoperation [more]

Wyss Institute and ReWalk Robotics Form Collaboration, Is this a new trend?

June 8, 2016 // 3 Comments

On May 17, 2016 Harvard University’s Wyss Institute and ReWalk Robotics announced a collaboration to develop an exosuit for patients with limited mobility.  The soft exoskeleton will be used primarily for patients undergoing rehabilitation due to stroke or multiple sclerosis.  There are also plans to develop the Wyss exosuit as a general [more]