Wearable Robotics Events For June 2016

Exoskeletons at Ekso Bionics, Josh Valcarcel, Wired
Exoskeletons at Ekso Bionics, Josh Valcarcel via Wired

The exoskeleton industry is quickly starting to pick up speed and there are more and more related events being announced all the time.  While this is fantastic, it is also starting to get hard to keep track of all of them, so here is a cheat sheet for June 2016: (updated June 17th with Ekso Bionics Webinar and WearRA Standards Committee)

Ekso Bionics’ Presents a Discussion w/ Dr. Dylan Edwards
June 10th, Friday, 9:30 am (PST), Richmond, California:

“Please join Ekso Bionics at our headquarters in Richmond, CA for a presentation by Dr. Dylan Edwards – Director, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory at Burke Rehabilitation & Research Center. He will share his preliminary findings on the use of Ekso GT™ at Burke. The presentation will be followed by a tour at Ekso Bionics’ HQ.” – register at eventbrite

Ekso Bionics’ Open House
June 10th, Friday, 12-5 pm (PST), Richmond, California:

Ekso Bionics will be opening its doors for students, investors, media and the general public.  Ekso is one of the leading companies at the forefront of exoskeleton development and this event should not be missed.  The open house is going to be divided into four specialized sections based on age and interest:

  • 12:00PM – 1:30PM – Elementary school age group
  • 1:30PM – 3:00PM – High school/college/recruitment groups
  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Investors and media
  • 4:00PM – 5:00PM – General public, Ekso Bionics Families

For the full press release visit Globe News Wire: Ekso Bionics Announces Inaugural Open House Event
Space is limited so make sure to register at eventbrite.

Standards Discussion – Wearable Robotics Association
June 15th, Wednesday, 11-12 am (EDT), 8-9 am (PST), Webinar:

Thomas Sugar, P.E., Ph.D. with the Wearable Robotics Association, will run an open focused discussion on standards and test methods in wearable robotics.  He will discuss the open areas in military, construction, and manufacturing exoskeletons.  Tickets are free for members and non-members and can be found on eventbrite.

This is becoming a very hot topic, so don’t miss out!  Major questions discussed will be:
What were the take home messages from the Standards, Test Methods, Ergonomic, and Interoperability sessions presented at WearRAcon 16?
-What are the important tasks to be performed by an exoskeleton for manufacturing?
-What are valid test methods for the industry: human testing vs. simulated testing?
-What are the next steps?

Lunch&Learn: Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics
June 22nd, Wednesday, 11:30-1:30 pm (EDT), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts:

The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is hosting its first Lunch & Learn event!  The inaugural topic will be Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics.  The presentation will be lead by Dr. Michael Vai from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  Read more…

Expand Your Toolbox: Grow Your Rehabilitation Practice
June 23rd, Thursday, 11-12:00 am (PST), Webinar

Educational webinar on the Ekso GT by Ekso Bionics, the first robotic exoskeleton cleared for rehabilitation with stroke and spinal cord injury patients by the FDA.  This 40-minute webinar will present the latest technologies available to expand your rehabilitation toolbox specifically for early mobility and gait therapy.  You will learn about:
· improving outcomes for stroke and spinal cord injury patients
· innovative, assistive technologies
· complimenting your existing practice strategies with overground gait therapy technology

For more information and registration go here…

Everything Hasn’t Already Been Invented Yet – Explorations In The New Robotics
June 23rd, Thursday, 7:00pm (PST), Presentation, SRI Building G, Menlo Park, California:

SRI & IEEE presentation by Alexander Kernbaum, a technology artist and Senior Robotics Researcher at SRI International who specializes in hyper-efficient novel drivetrains, soft robotics and Super Suits. He earned his PhD from the Biologically Inspired Robotics Lab of Case Western Reserve University.  This is a meetup event.

WearRA Opportunities Committee Meeting
June 24th, Friday, 10 am (ET), 7 am (PST), Conference Call:

The goals of the Opportunities Committee is to: connect smaller businesses to their larger counterparts, focus on growth of the wearable robotics field and organize competitions and other events.  Members will also strive to connect opportunities to labs and companies that can take advantage of them.  This event is for members of the Wearable Robotics Association only, but becoming one is easy.

WearRA Standards & Education Committee Meeting
June 30th, Thursday, 10-11:00 am (ET), 7 am (PST), Conference Call:

This will be the second official meeting of the WearRA Standards committee which is making progress in championing the need for a unified effort in characterizing exoskeletons, specifically upper body ones for work and industry.  Contact WearRA for more information for more information.

Other Major Upcoming Events:

Past Major Events:

For more please refer to the events category.

Updated: June 8th, added SRI Event.

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