Headquarters: Richmond, CA, USA
Size: ~50 people (2013)
Out of all exoskeleton companies, few can match the experience of Ekso Bionics. Originally Berkeley Bionics, over the last decade this company has worked on almost every type of exoskeleton imaginable: civilian, military, industrial, powered, passive, soft, full body, lower extremities. Some see the breath of experience of Ekso Bionics as a weakness however, because it could seem that the company is dabbling in all kinds of possible projects without concentrating or mastering anything. Ekso Bionics had to almost close its doors in 2013, but in 2014-2015 they secured more funding as well as several government contracts. Burdening the company stock, one of the founders of Berkeley Bionics, Homayoon Kazerooni, left Ekso Bionics to create a new, competitor company, US Bionics.
Ekso Works, Ekso™, eLEGS™, HULC, ExoHiker
In 2015, Ekso Bionics closely resembles the older exoskeleton startups such as: ReWalk Robotics, Rex Bionics and Cyberdyne.