The 7th annual Wearable Robotics Association Conference (WearRAcon 22) will be held in person Monday and Tuesday, April 25 & 26, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. This will be the first in-person conference dedicated to exo technology since the start of the pandemic. The Exoskeleton Report team has never missed a WearRAcon. It is the premier event for all things exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable robotics. Trying out the wearable devices, the hallway conversations, the immersion, and seeing history unfold in front of us are the four reasons why we feel this is a “can’t miss out on” type of event.
The four reasons why the ExR team won’t miss this conference:
- There is no easier way to understand exoskeletons than to try them on personally. Historically, WearRAcon has been an excellent platform to don an exo and experience the fit, feel, and mechanical interactions first hand.
- The hallway conversations are second to none for networking and making discoveries.
- The WearRAcon series is an immersive experience where wearable robotics is not something foreign that needs to be explained. From the conference halls to the resort grounds, everyone will be talking about this new technology. It is a fantastic opportunity to take some time off from everything else to focus on just one topic and calibrate. WearRAcon is a great time to gauge the temperature and the attitude of the exo technology industry leaders.
- WearRAcon is a place where history happens in front of you. As an example, Ottobock revealed its first passive exoskeleton prototype there. And a single Innovation Challenge presentation in 2019 forever defined that exo technology will not be limited to just people but also their four-legged best friends.
Our previous coverage of WearRAcon 16 through 21:
- Recap of WearRAcon 21 Day Two
- First Day Of The Wearable Robotics Conference, WearRAcon 21
- WearRAcon 20 Day Two Report
- HeroWear Reveals the Apex Exosuit at WearRAcon 20
- WearRAcon 20 Day One Report
- Wearable Robotics Association Conference – WearRAcon19 – Day 3
- The Fourth WearRAcon Innovation Challenge was the Best One Yet!
- Wearable Robotics Association Conference – WearRAcon19 – Day 2
- Wearable Robotics Association Conference – WearRAcon19 – Day 1
- WearRAcon18 Day Three Report
- WearRAcon18 Innovation Challenge
- WearRAcon18 Day Two Report
- WearRAcon18 Day One Report
- WearRAcon17 Day Three Report
- Interview with Fourier Intelligence at WearRAcon17 An ExR Exclusive Report
- WearRAcon17 Day Two Report
- WearRAcon17 Day One Report
- WearRAcon16 Day 3 Report
- WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition
- Laevo Presentation and Demo at WearRAcon16
- WearRAcon16 Day 2 Report
- WearRAcon16 Day 1: Report
WearRAcon 22 Speaker Highlights
Why Participate and Support WearRAcon
- Take part in a forum where people can understand your products
- Dive deep into industry trends
- Make high-level connections that will help you for years to come
- Meet the experts who are revolutionizing whole industries
- Shape the future of the wearable robotics industry
- See results from the most recent ExoWorkAthlon
- Immerse yourself in the Innovation Challenge
Agenda for WearRAcon 22
This year WearRAcon will be shortened from two and a half days to two full conference days. The Wearable Robotics Association aims at over a dozen presentations with a dominating focus on exoskeletons for industry, logistics, and the military. In addition to the presentations, spotlight demos and the Innovation Challenge are also on the schedule. Additionally, there will be a reception held at the venue on Sunday before the conference’s official opening. You can find the full agenda on the WearRA website: link.
Hotel and Registraion
W earRAcon 22 will once again be held at the beautiful DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley. The spacious venue combines the meeting hall and rooms on one side with all of the resort amenities on the other. The full address of the resort is 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250. There is a discounted room rate for the April 25-26 event that is scheduled to expire on March 25, 2022. For more information, visit the WearRA hotel information and registration sites.
The WearRA team has extended the Innovation Challenge submission date to accommodate more participants who are just now getting the green light to travel. This is an excellent chance at winning up to $5,000 to support the development and commercialization of the technology. Arguably, even more importantly, it is an occasion for both the presenters and the audience to consider more quirky or further into the future ideas for exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable robotics. You can learn much more about the requirements and registration at the WearRA website.